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By Rohingya Vision TV Correspondents | 14th January 2019

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: Once again Rohingya detainees in Saudi detention are on a hunger strike in demand of freeing themselves and ceasing the forced deportation of Rohingya to Bangladesh, reports a detainee today.

Hundreds of Rohingya detained in the detention center of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia are observing a hunger strike due to their long term imprisonment since 2012. Most of them are detained with the allegations of fake documents and finger print issues, which Rohingya usually uses to enter Saudi Arabia to flee persecution in their home country, Burma.

All the detainees have ceased their eating and drinking since the breakfast time, according to the latest testimonial video received from a detainee.

According to him, the main purpose of this hunger strike is to decide their fate, as they can no longer bear the unjustified long-term imprisonment.

“It is now 4-5 years, our brothers have not seen their family members and we have been imprisoned just for the finger prints issues, even after knowing the root cause of it,” says the detainee.

Earlier in hunger strike a Rohingya died and the rest detainees were convinced by assuring that Saudi officials will come up with a solution within two months.

“They said they will do in two months, now its four months, we cannot tolerate anymore and we are on the edge of the human tolerance,” the detainee further added in his video.

Since then two batches of Rohingya were deported to Bangladesh and the latest 13 deported Rohingya are detained in Bangladesh jail, again with case of documents forgery.

In this regard, many international human Rights groups highly criticized and condemned Saudi Arabia for its cruel stance, but so far nothing is seen in action to alleviate Rohingya’s sufferings.

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