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Bangladesh Border Guards have sent hundreds of Rohingya refugees back into harm's way

No Bangladeshi welcome for fleeing Rohingya

A group of Rohingya women held by the Bangladesh Boarder Guards on Nov. 19 at Teknaf, Cox's Bazar district of Bangladesh. (Photo by Zabed Iqbal Chowdhury)

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Boatloads of Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in Myanmar have been denied entry into Bangladesh exasperating international rights groups and a Catholic Church official.

Theophil Nokrek, secretary of the Catholic bishops' Justice and Peace Commission, criticized the Bangladesh government for pushing back about 300 Rohingya people.

"It is really disappointing to see Rohingyas again facing persecution in Myanmar even though the country has a civilian government led by Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi. Meanwhile, the Bangladesh government has taken an unjust stance by refusing entry and shelter to Rohingyas fearing for their lives," he told

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