Activists say the island of Bhasan Char is not safe and that the refugees are being moved against their will

Bangladesh has begun moving the second batch of Rohingya refugees from crammed camps in Cox’s Bazar to a remote island in the Bay of Bengal in defiance of safety and security concerns from international rights advocates.

Groups such as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch (HRW) have urged the Bangladeshi government to halt the relocation of Rohingya to Bhasan Char, which is hours by boat from the mainland, is flood-prone, vulnerable to frequent cyclones and could be completely submerged during a high tide.

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