Fourteen more family members of prominent Rohingya leader Mohammad Mohib Ullah, who was assassinated by a group of gunmen last year, have left Bangladesh for Canada on Monday evening.
The group includes Mohib Ullah’s mother Umme Fajal, 60, and his two brothers, Habib Ullah and Ahmad Ullah, and their families.
Faruk Ahmed, assistant superintendent of police of the 8th Armed Police Battalion, which is responsible for the safety and security of the Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, said the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees supervised the transport of Mohib Ullah’s mother, his brother and their families from the camps to Dhaka on Sunday.
From there, they set off for Canada late on Monday evening, said Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner Mohammed Mizanur Rahman.
In April this year, eleven members of Mohib Ullah’s immediate family, including his bereaved wife Nasima Khatun, nine children and a son-in-law moved to the North American country as ‘refugees’ under the Government Assistance Programme of Canada, having previously expressed a willingness to go to a different country for shelter amid growing concerns about their safety in the refugee settlement.
On Sept 29 last year, a group of gunmen killed Mohib Ullah, a civil Rohingya leader, at a refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar’s Ukhiya. The Rohingya leader, who was in his late 40s, had been serving as the chairman of the Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights, which was founded in 2017 to document atrocities against Rohingya in their native Myanmar and give them a voice in international talks about their future.
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