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Anti-repatriation group blamed for Mohibullah killing

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  • 1 October, 2021 12:00 AM
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Anti-repatriation group blamed for Mohibullah killing

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The anti-repatriation armed terrorist group based in a Rohingya camp in Cox’s Bazar is responsible for the gruesome murder of Rohingya leader Mohibullah, his brother Habibullah alleged on Thursday.

He made the allegation while talking to journalists after Mohibullah was shot dead in his office in Ukhiya upazila of Cox's Bazar on Wednesday night.

Mohibullah was the chairman of Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace & Human Rights (ARSPH) and played a vital role in the Rohingya repatriation process.

He went to the White House on July 17, 2019 as a representative of Rohingyas and met then US President Donald Trump.

He told the US president, "We (the Rohingya) want to return to Myanmar as soon as possible. We want the help of the United States in this matter.”

Earlier, he attended a session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. There he drew the attention of the international community to the Rohingya genocide in Myanmar.

On August 25, 2019, Mohibullah organized a rally against the genocide of several lakh Rohingyas at the football ground of Kutupalong camp in Ukhia.

The anti-genocide rally drew attraction from the world. At the rally, Mohibullah warned the Rohingya not to return to Myanmar unless the seven points, including granting citizenship, security and return of birth certificates, are met.

Rohingya sources said Mohibullah was a very popular leader in the community and had a great role in uniting Rohingyas who fled Myanmar fearing persecution by its security forces.