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Arakan News Updates: Atrocities Against Rohingyas in Sittwe Continue

M.S. Anwar |

September 26, 2013

1-Forced Labour and Torture by the Authority in Sittwe

On 25th September 2013, Police took five local Rohingyas as forced labours in order to paint the Police Stattion No.1 in Sittwe (Akyab). The five Rohingyas are from Aung Mingalar Quarter of Sittwe. Upon arriving at the police station, they saw seven Rohingyas with bullet-wounds on their legs detained in the cell.

It was said that recently, shoot out by Hlun Htein (Security Force) and Military on Rohingyas took place Mrauk-U Township. Rohingya people who failed to follow the instructions by the Military during the forced labouring were shot down and subsequently being sued in the Sittwe court under false allegations.

Mrauk-U is a locked township and exremely difficult to communicate to. Hence, authorities are carrying out all kind of atrocities against Rohingyas in the township. And hardly anyone or international community know about the disastrous plight of the Rohingyas in the township. (Report by U Kyaw Yein Haling, Reports Compiler, Sallam Oic Team)


2- Plight of the Recently Released Rohingya Prisoners

Recently, 108 Rohingya prisoners were released from Sittwe (Akyab) prison. (Report Here). They have been temporarily located at the religious school in Thakkay Pyein. Now, they are facing starvation due to lack of any humanitarian assistance. On the other hand, they are unable to go back to their homes in Anauk Pyein, Rathedaung twonship, because of the death threats by Rakhine extremists.


3- A Rohingya Woman Passed Away During Deliever

On 23rd September 2013, a Rohingya woman in Aung Mingalar Quarter passed away during her delivery time. She died because of low-blood pressure and lack of medical assistance. (To Be Updated Soon.)


4- A Rohingya Man Die due to Starvation

Meanwhile, U Rafique (Age 46), a local of Kone-Dan Quarter, Sittwe, passed away also on 23rd September 2013 due to starvation. He as well as his whole family had been starving for many days. [Reports by Arakan (not real name)]

Sittwe (Akyab) Township, Arakan [Photo: Google Map]

Sittwe (Akyab) Township, Arakan [Photo: Google Map]