Language Sites
  • UCAN China
  • UCAN India
  • UCAN Indonesia
  • UCAN Vietnam

Bangladeshi lawyers protest Myanmar's treatment of Rohingya Whats this?
Click on to find out more.

They also censure their own government's policy of sending back refugees fleeing violence

Bangladeshi lawyers protest Myanmar's treatment of Rohingya

Bangladesh Supreme Court lawyers criticized the Bangladesh government for pushing back Rohingya refugees on Nov. 23. (ucanews.com photo)

About 250 Bangladesh Supreme Court lawyers held a rally and human chain in Dhaka to protest against the ongoing persecution of Rohingya Muslims in neighboring Myanmar.

During the demonstration on Nov. 23 at the Supreme Court, the lawyers lambasted Aung Saan Suu Kyi's government for failing to stop the violence in in Myanmar's Rakhine State while also criticizing Bangladesh for refusing to shelter fleeing refugees.

In recent weeks, hundreds of Rohingyas have tried to enter Bangladesh after the Myanmar military launched a crackdown on alleged Islamist insurgents in the bordering area.

To read more
subscribe to UCAN Premium Content today.

Want more stories like this?
Sign up to UCAN Daily or Weekly newsletter.
  • Daily
    Weekly
  • Asia
    Outside Asia
  • LATEST