Saudi Arabia deported at least 13 Rohingya, held indefinitely by the kingdom, from a Jeddah detention centre early today.
Abdur Rahman, additional superintendent of police of the Armed Police Battalion at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, said the Rohingyas arrived in Dhaka around 2:00am.
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“They have admitted that they are Rohingyas but they have Bangladeshi passports,” he told The Daily Star.
Upon interrogation, they have been detained by the immigration police.
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“Further decision in this regard now depends on the higher authorities,” Abdur Rahman said.
A London-based news portal covering events in the Middle East on Sunday reported that Saudi Arabia was going to deport to Bangladesh scores of Rohingyas, some of them having spent nearly five to six years in Saudi detention.
May 28, 2020Some 15,000 Rohingya refugees are now under coronavirus quarantine in Bangladesh’s vast camps, officials said on Monday (May 25), as the number of confirmed infections rose to 29. Health experts have long warned that the virus could race through the cramped settlements, housing almost a million Muslims who fled violence in Myanmar, and officials had […]
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