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Rights Group: Thousands of Rohingya May Have Perished At Sea This Year

Survivors of the Rohingya exodus from Myanmar to Indonesia this year have described abuses at sea and on land at the hands of their smugglers. In a report released Wednesday by a human rights organization, they said people who were unable to pay were shot or thrown overboard. The testimonies, which Amnesty International said were the most comprehensive to date, suggested that “hundreds, maybe thousands, more refugees and migrants have perished at sea than first estimated” — far more...

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