Annan Commission team visits Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar

Arifa
By January 30, 2017 10:43

Annan Commission team visits Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar

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  • Members of the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State talking to Rohingya refugees, who had recently entered Bangladesh, at a camp in Teknaf of Cox's Bazar yesterday. Image: Star

A three-member delegation of the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State visited two Rohingya camps in Ukhia and Teknaf upazilas of the district on Sunday, reports UNB.

The delegation members are chair of the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission Win Mra, former UN Special Advisor to Secretary-General (2003-2006) Ghassan Salame’, and Core Member and Founder of Religious for Peace, Myanmar Aye Lwin, according to the Bangladesh foreign ministry officials.

The delegation reached a new Rohingya camp at Balukhali in Ukhia upazila around 11:40am and talked to the new arrivals of the Rohingya and saw the situation on the ground.

During the hour-long discussion, some of the Rohingya people informed the delegation that they fled Rakhine to Bangladesh after being failed to endure the torture unleashed by the military of the Myanmar government.

They said the army persons had shot many Rohingyas to death after picking them up from their houses and torched their houses.

Later, the Rakhine Commission team visited another Rohingya camp at Leda in Teknaf upazila. 

Read more on: http://en.prothom-alo.com/bangladesh/news/137533/Anan-Commission-team-visits-Rohingya-camps-in

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