Rohingya being forced to accept identity cards that categorize them as foreigners  
Occurred in Myanmar on September 3, 2019, at 10:30 AM
Reported by komin via Internet on September 4, 2019, at 2:20 PM in Myanmar

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Myanmar authorities are forcing members of the Rohingya Muslim minority at gunpoint to accept identity cards that categorize them as foreigners, stripping them of the chance to become citizens, a rights group said on Tuesday. Myanmar has drawn global condemnation for its treatment of the Rohingya and the report by the group Fortify Rights on the campaign to make them accept National Verification Cards (NVCs) is likely to compound concerns about their treatment.

“The Myanmar government is trying to destroy the Rohingya people through an administrative process that effectively strips them of basic rights,” said Matthew Smith, the group’s chief executive officer.

The government has coerced Rohingya to accept the NVCs, “which effectively identify Rohingya as ‘foreigners’,” the group said.


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