A Rohingya refugee child looks from inside a shelter at Kutupalong refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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A Bangladesh court Monday upheld a government ruling banning marriage between its citizens and refugees from Myanmar's persecuted Rohingya minority, who have fled ethnic violence in the neighboring country.Marriages with Rohingya were banned in 2014 to try to prevent hundreds of thousands of refugees living in Bangladesh from seeking a back door to citizenship.Hossain could not be contacted after the ruling.But in a previous statement, he defended his son's marriage to the 18-year-old Rohingya woman and denied it was driven by a quest for citizenship.
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