Myanmar continues to deny basic citizenship rights to persecuted Rohingya community, a rights group said on Thursday.  

The Bangkok-based Fortify Rights group revealed internal communications in the Myanmar government directing junior officials to issue National Verification Cards (NVCs) to Rohingya in internment camps.

“The document states the team would be tasked with issuing NVCs to ‘Bengali people’ — a term often used by Myanmar officials to refer to Rohingya, implying that they are from Bangladesh and their ethnic Rohingya identity does not exist,” the group said in a statement that included the testimonies of five Rohingya people.

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