Political refugees

During an interview with the Associated Press, Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson said he has resigned from an advisory panel trying to tackle the massive Rohingya refugee crisis, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, in Yangon, Myanmar. Richardson said the attempt to repatriate the refugees was a “whitewash and a cheerleading operation” for the government of Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi. (AP Photo/Thet Htoo)
January 24, 2018 - 7:47 pm
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson has resigned from an advisory panel on the massive Rohingya refugee crisis, calling it a "whitewash and a cheerleading operation" for Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi. The sudden resignation Wednesday of probably the panel's most...
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In this Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, photo, Abdul Gaffar, 50, who has repatriated two times, sits in his small kiosk at BaluKhali refugee camp 50 kilometers (32 miles) from, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. Rohingya refugees who fled persecution and violence in Myanmar say some of them had fled and returned home several times over past decades, and they’re in no mood to repatriate again. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
January 24, 2018 - 4:37 am
KUTUPALONG REFUGEE CAMP, Bangladesh (AP) — Mohammad Younus is a refugee for the second time. The 30-year-old Rohingya Muslim, who has been slowly rebuilding a shadow of a normal life in a sprawling and squalid refugee camp in Bangladesh, is no mood to return home to Myanmar. After Myanmar expressed...
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Ethnic Rakhine laborers work at newly-built repatriation camps prepared for Rohingya refugees expected to return from Bangladesh, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, in Taungpyo township, border town of northern Rakhine State, Myanmar. (AP Photo/Thein Zaw)
January 24, 2018 - 3:54 am
TAUNGPYO, Myanmar (AP) — Workers on the Myanmar side of the border with Bangladesh laid bricks, dug ditches and drilled holes in building frames in preparation Wednesday for the possible repatriation of some of the Rohingya Muslims who have poured into Bangladesh in what's become the world's worst...
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Ethnic Rakhine laborers work at newly-built repatriation camps prepared for Rohingya refugees expected to return from Bangladesh, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, in Taungpyo township, border town of northern Rakhine State, Myanmar. (AP Photo/Thein Zaw)
January 24, 2018 - 3:52 am
TAUNGPYO, Myanmar (AP) — Workers on the Myanmar side of the border with Bangladesh laid bricks, dug ditches and drilled holes in building frames in preparation Wednesday for the possible repatriation of some of the Rohingya Muslims who have poured into Bangladesh in what's become the world's worst...
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A Rohingya refugee puts up a blanket for drying at Balukhali refugee camp 50 kilometres (32 miles) from, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. Myanmar says it's ready for a gradual repatriation of Muslim Rohingya refugees chased out by the Buddhist-majority country's military. Bangladesh says it's preparing for the transfer, but it might need more time as more than 680,000 Rohingya Muslims are now living in sprawling and squalid refugee camps in Bangladesh. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
January 24, 2018 - 2:52 am
TAUNGPYO, Myanmar (AP) — Workers were laying bricks, digging ditches and drilling holes for building frames at a temporary camp in Myanmar where Rohingya Muslims would stay when they return from Bangladesh refugee camps. Journalists were allowed to watch the work at the transition camp being...
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Myanmar's Minister for the Office of the Union Government Thaung Tun talks to journalists during a press conference in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. Myanmar officials say they are ready to begin a gradual repatriation of Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh, despite a delay announced by Bangladesh authorities. Under an agreement between the two countries, a gradual repatriation was to begin Tuesday. (AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo)
January 23, 2018 - 5:44 am
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar officials said Tuesday they are ready to begin a gradual repatriation of Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh despite a delay announced by Bangladesh authorities. Under an agreement between the two countries, a two-year repatriation process was to begin Tuesday. But...
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In this Jan. 21, 2018, photo, Rohingya refugees who are being relocated from a camp near the Bangladesh Myanmar border arrive at Balukhali refugee camp 50 kilometres (31 miles) from, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. With the first repatriations of Rohingya refugees back to Myanmar just days away, and more than 1 million living in refugee camps in Bangladesh, international aid workers, local officials and the refugees say preparations have barely begun and most refugees would rather contend with the squalor of the camps than the dangers they could face if they return home. It's unclear if more than a handful of Rohingya will even be willing to go home. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
January 22, 2018 - 4:46 am
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — The gradual repatriation of more than 680,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees back to Myanmar from Bangladesh, scheduled to begin Tuesday, has been delayed amid widespread fears that refugees would be forced to return, a Bangladesh official said Monday. The refugees began pouring...
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In this Jan. 21, 2018, photo, Rohingya refugees who are being relocated from a camp near the Bangladesh Myanmar border arrive at Balukhali refugee camp 50 kilometres (31 miles) from, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. With the first repatriations of Rohingya refugees back to Myanmar just days away, and more than 1 million living in refugee camps in Bangladesh, international aid workers, local officials and the refugees say preparations have barely begun and most refugees would rather contend with the squalor of the camps than the dangers they could face if they return home. It's unclear if more than a handful of Rohingya will even be willing to go home. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
January 22, 2018 - 2:56 am
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — The gradual repatriation of more than 650,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees back to Myanmar from Bangladesh, scheduled to begin Tuesday, has been postponed amid widespread fears that refugees would be forced to return, a Bangladesh official said Monday. "The main thing is that...
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In this Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, photo, Rohingya refugees who are being relocated from a camp near the Bangladesh Myanmar border arrive at Balukhali refugee camp 50 kilometres (31 miles) from, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. With the first repatriations of Rohingya refugees back to Myanmar just days away, and more than 1 million living in refugee camps in Bangladesh, international aid workers, local officials and the refugees say preparations have barely begun and most refugees would rather contend with the squalor of the camps than the dangers they could face if they return home. It's unclear if more than a handful of Rohingya will even be willing to go home. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
January 22, 2018 - 2:26 am
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — The Latest on the preparations for repatriating Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar (all times local): noon A Bangladesh official says the repatriation of Rohingya Muslim refugees back to Myanmar, which was scheduled to begin Tuesday, has been postponed. Abul Kalam, commissioner of...
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In this Jan. 21, 2018, photo, Rohingya refugees who are being relocated from a camp near the Bangladesh Myanmar border arrive at Balukhali refugee camp 50 kilometres (31 miles) from, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. With the first repatriations of Rohingya refugees back to Myanmar just days away, and more than 1 million living in refugee camps in Bangladesh, international aid workers, local officials and the refugees say preparations have barely begun and most refugees would rather contend with the squalor of the camps than the dangers they could face if they return home. It's unclear if more than a handful of Rohingya will even be willing to go home. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
January 22, 2018 - 12:39 am
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Both Bangladesh and Myanmar insist the upcoming repatriations of Rohingya Muslims will go smoothly, with thousands of refugees who fled their homes in terror just a few months ago crossing the border back into Myanmar and returning safely to their villages. Eventually, more...
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