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Detained Rohingya freed in Myanmar as coronavirus fears mount

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Pending cases against the Rohingya Muslims detained after fleeing Myanmar's restive Rakhine state have now been dropped, as a potential coronavirus outbreak looms large. A military raid in 2017 had forced near about 750,000 Rohingya to escape to Bangladesh, to live in refugee cities. Over the past few months hundreds have been detained in prisons charged with breaching immigration laws which lead to 2 years in jail.