Bangladesh says it is unlikely that forcible repatriation of Rohingya refugees to Burma will start on January 22nd as scheduled because the logistics are not in place. What logistics would those be? Hasn’t the Suu Kyi government finished building the concentration camps in Arakan state to warehouse the refugees? Is Bangladesh having trouble recruiting goon squads to roust refugees from their camps & drive them back across the border with their sick & hungry kids? Let’s get real. There is no procedure that makes forcible repatriation back to the killing fields of Arakan anything other than barbaric.

There can be no decisions made about the lives of Rohingya refugees without their direct participation. They are human beings, not livestock, & where they can live safely is for them to decide.