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Bangladesh: Internet Blackout on Rohingya Refugees

Expand A Rohingya refugee stands on a makeshift house at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia, Cox's Bazar on September 13, 2019.  © 2019 Munir Uz Zaman/AFP/Getty Images (New York) – New telecommunications and internet restrictions on Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh will disrupt critical humanitarian and emergency services, Human Rights Watch said today. The network shutdown imposed on camp locations in Teknaf and Ukhiya in Cox’s Bazar severely limits communications and access to information for nearly one million refugees. On September 9, 2019, the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory…

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