Human Rights Watch (HRW) this Thursday condemned the violence perpetrated against the Rohingya community by the Bangladeshi authorities, which beat these refugees, including children, as they protested to return to their families after being detained and resettled. forcibly on Bhasan Char Island in the south of the country.
“In a darkly ironic attempt to present Bhasan Char as a safe place, the Bangladeshi authorities beat Rohingya refugees, including children, who protested their detention and asked to return to their families in Cox ‘Bazar,” the said Director. of human rights for HRW Asia, Brad Adams.
The Dhaka government intends to forcibly relocate around 10,000 people from the Rohingya community from Cox’s Bazar to Bhasan Char, a small island in the Bay of Bengal, whose living conditions have been largely challenged.
The NGO believes that conditions on the island are insufficient to accommodate a community of this size and characteristics due to poor medical facilities, few job opportunities, restrictions on freedom of movement and no infrastructure during the monsoon season.