BGP Arrest and Torture Rohingya Man for Fishing at Night Time
By Rohingya Eye
Maungdaw, Arakan (Rohingya Vision) — Myanmar’s Border Guard Police (BGP) arrested and tortured a Rohingya man for fishing in his own fishery pond at night in northern Maungdaw last Tuesday, according to the local sources.
The victim is identified to be Mv Noor Hafiz Noor Iman, 34, hails from ‘Saazi’ hamlet of ‘Mingalar Gyi (Feran Furu)’ village tract in northern Maungdaw. He is a religious scholar and ex-headmaster of the religious school in the village.
“Five BGP personnel from the camp based at ‘Kyauk Hle Kar’ village in commandment region 6 arrived at his fishery pond while he was fishing around 9:00PM on June 16. And the BGP asked him to go along with them to their camp for no reason. Since it was not the curfew time yet, he replied why he should go to the camp with them.
For that, the BGP dragged him and took him to the camp. They tortured him at the camp the whole night. They beat him wood-sticks and he severely got injured at his eye-brow and his back.
Then, next day, the BGP extorted Kyat 200,000 ransom from his family from his release” said a local on the condition of anonymity.
Similarly, the BGP arbitrarily arrested other three innocent people from other three fishery ponds. The BGP extorted Kyat 200,000 from them respectively for their releases. They are:
- Abdu Jali Abu Talib, 30
- Hafiz Ikram Ullah Kabir Ahmed, 35
- Amir Hussein Abdul Matlib, 45
“The BGP get drunk every night and beat up the random people encountered. They extort money from the innocent for arbitrary reasons.
Nobody takes actions against them. These BGP are worse than their predecessors, NaSaKa (the Border Security Force) in terms of characters, habits and atrocities” he continued.
[Edited by M.S. Anwar]
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