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To Free Rohingya form Saudi Detention, Desperate Rohingya Women Protested in Yanghee Lee’s Visit

By Rohingya Vision TV Correspondents | 22nd January 2019

Cox’s Bazaar: In Ms. Yanghee Lee’s visit to the makeshift Rohingya camps, dozens of Rohingya women held a peaceful protest in demand of freeing their Detained relatives from Al-Sumaisi Detention Center of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and to stop their forceful deportation to Bangladesh today, reports a Rohingya from the protest’s scene.

Dozens of Rohingya women held banners printed with Ms. Yanghee Lee’s picture and UNHCR’s logo to demand the release of their detained relatives in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, who are suffering for almost 5-6 years now.

[Rohingya women in a silent protest to free their relatives from Saudi detention (today) in Yanghee Lee’s visit to Bangladesh. Image: RVISION TV]

The protest was held in camp no. 5 of Kutupalong makeshift camp in front of Ms. Yanghee Lee.

Most of the detained Rohingya have families in the camps and in Saudi Arabia as well, who are directly affected by the detention of their male members and are suffering both financially and emotionally since then.

Since late November 2018, Rohingya detained in Saudi detention have been forcefully deported to Bangladesh, after a period of 4-5 years in detention.

The first batch of deported Rohingya was not detained in Bangladesh, but the second batch of 13 Rohingya was detained once again in Bangladesh with document forgery cases.

Read more on the first batch of Rohingya deported to Bangladesh:

These Rohingya entered Saudi Arabia with possible documents from their neighboring countries (as they are denied citizenship in their own country) just to save themselves from state-sponsored violence in 2012.

Another set of Rohingya women were also spotted in a different makeshift camp in demand of their deserved rights as refugees.

[Rohingya women in demand of their deserved rights today in Ms. Yanghee lee’s visit. Image: RVISION TV]

All the activities of the Rohingya were seen to be well documented by the UN delegation with Ms. Yanghee Lee in her visit.

Read more on Yanghee Lee’s visit to Bangladesh:

UN special rapporteur Ms. Yanghee Lee is in 4 day trip to Bangladesh, where she was seen to be meeting Rohingya in makeshift camps and other thousands trapped between the Burma-Bangladesh borders.

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