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Myanmar’s Military Maltreat and Plunder Rohingya Passers-by

Myanmar’s Military beat and plunder Rohingya passers-by in Sittwe (Akyab) daily, the locals report

By Aung Aung

R-Vision TV News

Sittwe (Akyab) – The deputy military commander of the Battalion 36 has been torturing and plundering the local Rohingya passers-by while crossing the check-post daily since his appointment as the in-charge of the camp before ‘the Leather Factory’ at Manzi village in Sittwe (Akyab) Township.

The deputy commander ‘Aung Chan Min’ has been recently appointed as in-charge of the leather factory camp by the commander of the Battalion 36, Major Wunna Zaw.   

“Every day, the local Rohingya passers-by from villages such as ‘Say Thamma Gyi, Kaung Dukkha and other villages’ have to cross the check-point of ‘the Leather Factory’ for their necessities. Meanwhile, the military at the check-post search the bodies of every passer-by. They beat the passers-by and plunder their electronic devices, smart phones or money upon or finding any similar belongings in/with them,” said a local Rohingya in Sittwe.  

Although, with the help of WFP, other UN organizations or INGOs, we could stop people leaving their homes via a risky journey this season, Rohingya still live in fear because of such atrocities and under Genocidal blockage. The UN and the powerful countries like US, UK, EU, and China should put pressure on Myanmar to restore all IDPs (internally displaced people) to their orginal places and their human rights; and provide them with full protection.

[Edited by M.S. Anwar]

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