Tue 26 May 2015
Filed under: Ethnic Issues,Human Rights,Inside Burma,International,News,Press Release,Refugees,Regional,Religion
Closing borders and pushbacks have led to death, abuses.
Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia should immediately coordinate search and rescue operations for Rohingya asylum seekers and possible survivors of trafficking from Myanmar and Bangladesh who are stranded at sea, Fortify Rights said today. The governments of these three countries should open their borders to asylum seekers and provide survivors with access to asylum procedures, protection from detention and forced returns, and freedom of movement.