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UN blasts India’s deportation of Rohingya to Myanmar

Rohingyas queue for relief supplies at the Naybara refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar. (Photo: ED JONES/AFP/Getty Images)

By: Sarwar Alam

The UN voiced alarm on Friday (6) over India’s deportation of seven Rohingya men to Myanmar despite warnings they could face persecution in a country where the military is accused of genocide against the Muslim minority. The UN refugee agency said it was “greatly concerned” for the safety and security of the seven men who were returned to Myanmar from India on Thursday. The men, who had been in detention for immigration offences since 2012, were handed over to Myanmar authorities at a border crossing in India’s northeast state of Manipur. Before their deportation, the United Nations had expressed concern that returning the men…

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