Human rights group urges Bangladesh to halt Rohingya repatriation

HUMAN Rights Watch (HRW) today urged Bangladesh to suspend plans to repatriate Rohingya refugees to Myanmar, warning conditions there would not be safe for the persecuted and stateless minority.

Bangladesh is home to around a million Rohingya, most of whom fled a 2017 military crackdown in neighbouring Myanmar that is now subject to a United Nations genocide investigation.