Malaysia prepares to deport asylum seekers and Myanmar detainees despite complaints West blame Malaysia in cooperation with Myanmar Army
On Feb 23, 64 Reuters news agency reported that the Federation of Malaysia. Prepare to send asylum seekers and Myanmar detainees to the port With a boat waiting to bring Myanmar refugees It returned to the home where there was no stability and the political situation remained tense. Rights groups have made legal proposals to end deportation, saying their lives were at risk if they had to return to Myanmar.
More than 1,200 Myanmar detainees are scheduled to be deported back to Myanmar. On Tuesday afternoon (23 Feb. By the Myanmar Army, 3 ships sent to Malaysia by the Myanmar Army The Myanmar military seized power on February 1, sparking weeks of national protests from democratic activists.
Asylum seekers from non-Rohingya minorities Escaped from internal conflict and persecution, Malaysia said it would not deport Rohingya Muslims or refugees registered with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
However, the United Nations refugee agency says at least six refugees are registered with the agency. But was destined to be deported Where the number of deported may be greater than that But the UN refugee agency is not authorized to contact the deportees.
Immigration buses and trucks were seen taking detainees to the port of Lumut, west of Malaysia, at the port. There is a Myanmar army ship docked.
Human rights groups Amnesty International and Access Access filed a court order on Monday asking Malaysia to stop the repatriation of refugees. Come It said three refugees registered with UNHCR and 17 minors in Malaysia were among the deportees.
“If Malaysia insists on repatriating 1,200 refugees, it will be responsible for putting them at risk of persecution. They were violent and fatal, ”Amnesty Malaysia director Katarina Maliamov said on Monday.
However, Malaysia did not comment on or respond to Reuters inquiries about the deportation of asylum seekers and those registered with UNHCR.
Concerns about deportation of unregistered asylum seekers persist as UNHCR has not been authorized to contact or interview refugees in detention for more than a year, UNHCR seeks to verify refugee status. Danger Amid efforts to annihilate undocumented immigrants in Malaysia
The United States and other Western nations have tried to prohibit Malaysia from repatriating refugees to Myanmar and urging the government to allow UNHCR to interview detained refugees. The United States and Western nations also say Malaysia is legitimizing its military government. In collaboration with the Myanmar Army
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