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Fleeing Burma: Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh

 

[Editors Note: The Burmese state of Rakhine is currently experiencing a humanitarian crisis as minority Rohingya Muslims clash with ethnic Rakine Buddhists. The violence has so far left scores dead, and sent tens of thousands of refugees over the border into Bangladesh.

Portfolio: Myanmar to Take Back these Rohingya?

On Tuesday, in a move that caught the world by surprise, the government of Myanmar announced that it reached an agreement with neighboring Bangladesh to take back its Rohingya refugee population.

Bound by Burma

By Harry W.S. Lee

In prison-issued white sarong, the artist enters, blinded by a black bag over her head, stumbling her way on tiptoes, her legs trembling from hunger and fear. On the floor, she struggles to devour rice and the water through the black bag, venting out heavy gasps, punctuating with groans—a disturbing sight almost too private to be public.

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