Rohingyas fear Myanmar citizenship checks

The government says it needs to make sure refugees are not migrants from Bangladesh but Rohingyas fear more persecution.

    Myanmar's government has started a citizenship verification for Rohingya Muslims in the state of Rakhine, which they say is aimed at weeding out what it calls "illegal immigrants".

    Many Rohingya Muslims worry the checks are a tactic to futher persecute them and strip them of citizenship.

    Al Jazeera's Florence Looi reports from the Baw Du Pha refugee camp in Sittwe.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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