UN asks Dhaka to halt plans to return Rohingya to Myanmar

UN asks Dhaka to halt plans to return Rohingya to Myanmar

GENEVA: The UN rights chief on Tuesday urged Bangladesh to halt plans to repatriate more than 2,200 Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar, amid reports of continued violations against the minority.

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“Forcibly expelling or returning refugees and asylum seekers to their home country would be a clear violation of the core legal principle of non-refoulement, which forbids repatriation where there are threats of persecution or serious risks to the life and physical integrity or liberty of the individuals,” Michelle Bachelet said in a statement.