With a stroke of red pen, Myanmar's Rohingya fear losing right to return

from Reuters - Thomson Reuters Foundation
Published on 15 Mar 2017 View Original
  • Annual household survey conducted in Muslim areas of NW Myanmar

  • 75,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh to escape violence

  • Those marked off lists could face charges if they try to return

  • Myanmar says lists not finalised, not trying to expel Rohingya

  • Thousands of buildings in Rohingya areas marked for demolition

By Simon Lewis and Wa Lone

SITTWE, Myanmar, March 16 (Reuters) - Since security forces swept into their villages in northwestern Myanmar late last year, around 75,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled across the nearby border to Bangladesh. Many now fear that the authorities in Myanmar could make their displacement permanent.

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