By Rohingya Eye ׀ Maungdaw Township
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Myanmar’s Border Guard Police (BGP) has started to arrest innocent Rohingyas en masse all over Maungdaw Township since late September 2014 arbitrarily linking them to the so-called Militant groups in Bangladesh, according to the reliable sources in the township.
Many of them are believed to have been killed in the secret detention cells. Since September 25 until October 8, the police force have arrested more than 35 innocent Rohingyas (including the innocent teenagers reported earlier HERE) and kept them incommunicado.
“Earlier, BGP has arrested U Farid @ Hla Tin (son of) Badiur Rahman (of age 38) hail from Wai Laa Daung village of Aung Zan village tract, northern Maungdaw, under the false accusation of having contacts with the so-called Militant group, *RSO, in Bangladesh. The police have beaten him brutally in their cells. When he was about to die due to the extreme tortures, the police admitted him to Maungdaw General Hospital. So, he died in the hospital.
Therefore, the police got a letter from *Dr. Kyaw Maung Maung Thein, the doctor in-charge of the hospital declaring that the man died due to illness, not because of the tortures. Then, the police buried him in the grave of Myoma Taung Quarter in Maungdaw on October 5. However, they have not informed the deceased’s family members at all of his death.
Although another arrestee, Mv. Sayedul Amin (son of) Sultan hails from Tula Tuli village of Mingyi village tract in northern Maungdaw, has been rumored to have been killed in the detention cell, his family do not know where he has been buried yet.
Similarly, we have also heard reports that other four teenagers arrested and detained in the four-mile-BGP-cell had been killed. However, their family members are extremely worried as their corpses have not been handed over to their respective families.
Some of the innocent people arrested in between 25th September and 7th October are:
1) Mufeezur Rahman @ Kyaw Myint (son of) Basa Meah, age 40, from Bandula village
2) Hamid (son of) Mohammed Hussain, age 25, from Bandula village
3) Mohammed Iliyaz (son of) Nazir Ahmed, age 23, from Aung Tha Byay village
4) Noor Mohammed (son of) ?, age 28, from Aung Tha Byay village
5) Mohammed (son of) Mir Ahmed, age 30, from Aung Zan village
6) Sayedul Hoque (son of) Abdul Matlab, age 25, from Khamauk Seik village
7) Yasser Arafat (son of) Sayed Hussain, age 28, from Thit Htor Nar Kwa Sun village
8) Mv Inayat Ullah (son of) Lukhman, age 47, from Tha Man Thar village
9) Saifullah (son of) Bodi Alam, age 24, from Tha Man Thar village
10) Saifullah (son of) Hussain Ahmed, age 25, from Tha Man Thar village
11) Ali Johar (son of) Nurul Islam, age 25, from Tha Man Thar village
12) Kamal Hussain (son of) Abdul Malik, age 24, from Tha Man Thar village
13) Amir Hamzah (son of) Mohammed Hassan, age 52, from Nga Ran Chaung village
14) Mohammed Toyub (son of) Mohammed Yunose, age 25, from Padaka Dewan Ali (also called Garathi Bill) village
15) Moahmmed Toyub (son of) Gura Mean, age 22, from Padaka Dewan Ali village
16) Mohammed Shaker (son of) ?, age 24, from Padaka Dewan Ali village
17) Mohammed Wariz (son of) Zahid Hussain, age 32, from Padaka Ywa Thit village
18) Mv Abdul Khair (son of) Ahmed Hussian, age 33, from Wa Chaung (Wak Kyom) village
19) *Mv Sayedul Amin (son of) Sultan Ahmed, age 35, from Tula Tuli village, Mingyi village tract, believed to have been killed in the detention
20) Hassan Ullan (son of) Abdul Khdir, age 19, from Mehdi village, Kwan Thi Pin (Khwan Si Pong) village tract
21) Fedan Ali (son of) Mohammed Rashid, age 25, from Mehdi village, Kwan Thi Pin (Khwan Si Pong) village tract
22) Farooque (son of) ?, age 21, from Mehdi village, Kwan Thi Pin (Khwan Si Pong) village tract
23) Sayed Alam (son of) Khalu, age 18, from Nan Thar Daung village, Kwan Thi Pin (Khwan Si Pong) village tract
24) *U Farid @ Hal Tin (son of) Badiur Rahman, age 38, Wai Laa Daung village of Aung Zan village tract, killed in detention cell
If the above-mentioned arrested Rohingyas have contacts with the so-called militants or committed any rebellion, they must be prosecuted in court according to the law and punished if found guilty. However, brutally killing innocent and helpless people like this in the detention cells show Myanmar’s government forces are committing licensed crimes against humanity” said an elderly Rohingya declining to be named.
“Many local Rohingyas in northern Maungdaw have nowadays to live extreme fear of arbitrary arrests and extra-judicial killings by the government forces. They can’t sleep at night. On October 11 night, a group of BGP besieged and raided a Rohingya village called Nga-Ran-Chaung in northern Maungdaw. Fortunately, all the villagers managed to escape the arrests” he exclaimed.
*RSO= Rohingya Solidarity Organization RSO is a former Rohingya armed group that has been disbanded long ago. Bangladesh government has officially announced that it is no longer existent today. Burma Experts on Minorities’ Armed Groups, Bertil Linter, has denied any such existence of RSO.
Now, Rakhine extremists and Myanmar Government have started to spread propaganda that militants from RSO (Rohingya Solidarity Organization), are infiltrating into Myanmar so as to be able to scapegoat and kill even more innocent Rohingyas to achieve their respective political goals.
*Dr. Kyaw Maung Maung Thein= is of Rakhine extremist background and has some similar past records of killing Rohingya patients especially after the violence against Rohingyas erupted in June 2012. Read a report: HERE
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