Just a word about criticism of Bangladeshi prime minister Sheikh Hasina: of course, over a million Rohingya refugees present massive problems for her government & would even if she weren’t administering a sweatshop economy. But forcible deportation of 800,000 traumatized refugees to concentration camps in Burma or to an uninhabitable island is a criminal solution worked out with the Burmese genocidaires.

It is the human right of Rohingya refugees to participate fully in decisions about their lives. They are human beings, not livestock. They have made it eminently clear that they do not want to go back to Burma where the ‘final solution’ awaits them. What Hasina should be demanding is the end of genocide, massive humanitarian aid from other countries, & asylum in any countries the refugees choose with visas & full refugee rights.