Cox’s Bazar, April 29
Bangladesh and Burma exchanged 192 prisoners on 27th April after a flag meeting between Nasaka, Burma border security forces and BDR, Bangladesh Rifle in Taknef (a border town of Bangladesh), according to a report issued by border officials.
handed over 172 Burmese prisoners to Burma Nasaka
Among the Burmese prisoners, one child and 3 women were included in the exchange, said a Nasaka official.
Presently, about 572 Burmese
prisoners are in Bangladeshi jails awaiting repatriation to
The fates of 400 remaining Burmese prisoners in Bangladeshi jails are unknown at the present time, said an official.
In Burmese jails there are 43 Bangladeshi prisoners but Burmese authorities handed over only 20 Bangladeshi prisoners. Among them, 16 were fishermen who were arrested by Nasaka on 4 April this year and 4 were woodcutters.
Burmese and Bangladeshi
authorities have agreed to exchange each other's prisoners as of
Burmese authorities finally accepted
their prisoners from
Official sources said the
exchanged prisoners were mostly fishermen from both nations who had mistakenly
overstepped the maritime boundary in the
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