Cox's Bazar, March 5
Burmese prisoners in Bangladesh soon to be sent back to Burma
According to Cox's Bazar jail authorities, 115 Burmese prisoners in a Bangladeshi jail will be sent back to
The Burmese prisoners have been gathered in the Cox's Bazar jail, a border town on the Bangladeshi side, for the last couple of months in preparation for returning them back to their homeland.
There are currently about 172 Burmese prisoners in the Cox's
Bazar jail, sent from several jails by the
According to a source from Cox's Bazar,
two officials from both countries will hold a meeting in a border town of
In the meeting an agreement on the repatriation of the Burmese prisoners was made between the two representatives, however the Burmese authority will only agree to accept itsí people under a section of Burmese disaster law, not for immigrant workers.
According to a Burmese prisoner source, some of the Burmese prisoners have been languishing in the Bangladeshi jail, waiting to return home for a long time after their jail term was over.
At least 300 Burmese prisoners, including several Arakanese insurgents, will remain in
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