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Witness: Fighting to Learn in Bangladesh

Some of these children and their families resorted to buying Bangladeshi identity documents as the only way to secure a secondary school education and their future. Now, the authorities are targeting and expelling those students. Government policy is leaving Rohingya children without options. Human Rights Watch researcher Bill Van Esveld spoke to some former students who had their right to education ripped away by a government edict. Here are just two of their stories: “Rahim R.” Holding back tears, Rahim tried to compose himself with deep breaths so he could talk about what losing his education…

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