Category: Bangladesh

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Myanmar defends protection force invent-up on Bangladesh border

Myanmar on Friday defended deployment of its troops near the Bangladesh border, where thousands of Rohingya refugees have taken shelter, calling it an “anti-terrorism operation”. The move has drawn criticism from Bangladesh, which summoned Myanmar’s ambassador on Thursday, while the UN refugee agency raised their concerns at the military build-up. Some 200 troops were deployed to…

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‘Enforced disappearances’ plague Bangladesh

Dhaka, Bangladesh – A former Bangladeshi diplomat has been missing since December 4, leaving tell-tale signs of what observers here call an “enforced disappearance”. That day, Maroof Zaman, a former Bangladeshi ambassador to Qatar and Vietnam, drove to Dhaka airport to pick up his daughter, but he never arrived. The next morning, his car was…

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Rohingya ladies folks sold as sex slaves in Bangladesh

Rohingya girls and women in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar are being sold as sex slaves, according to a victim and aid agencies. Fifteen-year-old Khartoun* told Al Jazeera she was sold into sex slavery after she arrived in Bangladesh by boat to escape a brutal military crackdown. She was alone – her mother, father and sister had been…