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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican government officials apologised on Monday to families of five youths killed after police kidnapped them and turned them over to a brutal drug gang, a rare instance of officials admitting the state's culpability in such crimes.
Rohingya refugees dreaming of Malaysia risk being cheated, or worse, by unscrupulous traffickers to have a better life.
DHAKA (Reuters): Amina Begum, a Rohingya woman living in a refugee camp in Bangladesh, is undeterred in her quest to join her husband in Malaysia even though she already fell prey to traffickers once.
TEKNAF (Bangladesh) (AFP): Bangladesh security forces stopped 30 Rohingya refugees from being smuggled to Malaysia by boat, officials said Friday (Feb 8), as fears rise that calmer seas may tempt those living in squalid camps to make the journey to South-East Asia.
GEORGE TOWN (Bernama): An award-winning journalist has expressed his frustration at not being given due recognition for being the first to expose the migrant prison camps and mass graves in Wang Kelian, Perlis.
KINSHASA (Reuters) - At least 15 mass graves have been found in northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo in the wake of three days of ethnic bloodshed in December, a spokeswoman for the U.N.'s MONUSCO mission in Congo said on Tuesday.
ARAU: A Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) has been set up to investigate the existence of human-trafficking camps and graves in Wang Kelian, which were uncovered three years ago, says Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
ACEH BESAR: Thousands prayed at mass graves to mark the 14th anniversary of the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami, one of the worst natural disasters in history, even as aid workers raced to help victims of the latest killer wave to hit Indonesia.
YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar immigration authorities detained more than 100 suspected Rohingya Muslims aboard a boat off Yangon on Friday, officials said, raising fears of a fresh wave of dangerous voyages after a 2015 crackdown on people smugglers.
YANGON/COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Dozens of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar and Bangladesh have boarded boats to try to reach Malaysia, officials and aid workers said on Thursday, raising fears of a fresh wave of such dangerous voyages after a 2015 crackdown on people smugglers.