. ‘They have taken us forcefully’: Rohingya sent to uninhabited island « JO LEE MAGAZINE

THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD/Authorities in Bangladesh on Friday started sending more than 1,500 Rohingya refugees to an isolated island despite calls for a halt from human rights groups.

The 1,642 refugees were boarding seven Bangladeshi naval vessels in the port of Chittagong for the trip to Bhashan Char, according to an official, who could not be named in accordance with local practice.

Once regularly submerged by monsoon rains, the island now has flood protection embankments, houses, hospitals and mosques built at a cost of more than $112 million by the Bangladesh navy.

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