Julie Bishop: Rohingya should not be repatriated to Myanmar until credible investigation

Rohingya Muslims should not be repatriated to Myanmar until credible investigation
by┬áLiam Cochrane – ABC News – 30 April 2018

Myanmar should allow an independent investigation into human rights abuses against Muslims before beginning to repatriate Rohingyas who have fled to Bangladesh, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says.

Key points:

  • 700,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar to Bangladesh
  • Julie Bishop says Myanmar has not shown Rohingyas would have safe conditions
  • Myanmar has previously denied UN investigators access

Almost 700,000 Rohingya Muslims fled a scorched-earth campaign by Myanmar security forces and vigilantes, seeking refuge across the border in Bangladesh.

There have been consistent accounts of killings, systematic rape and arson targeting Muslim villages, leading the UN to call the violence “textbook ethnic cleansing”.

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