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Rohingyas fear Myanmar citizenship checks

By Al Jazeera
July 1, 2014

The government says it needs to make sure refugees are not migrants from Bangladesh but Rohingyas fear more persecution.

Myanmar's government has started a citizenship verification for Rohingya Muslims in the state of Rakhine, which they say is aimed at weeding out what it calls "illegal immigrants".

Many Rohingya Muslims worry the checks are a tactic to futher persecute them and strip them of citizenship.

Al Jazeera's Florence Looi reports from the Baw Du Pha refugee camp in Sittwe.

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