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BGP Persisted Unlawful Arrest and Money Extortion on Civilians

By Rohingya Vision TV Correspondents|5th November 2017

Buthidaung: Border Guard Police (BGP) unlawfully arrested a religious scholar by besieging a religious school and extorted money illegally from 2 Rohingyas from different villages of Buthidaubg Township consecutively on 4th and 5th November 2017, reports out correspondents.

Today (5th November 2017) BGP from their camp in Yaung Chaung besieged the religious school in kitarbil village at 10 AM and arrested a religious teacher named to be Noor Ahmed hailing from the same village. His family members are extremely terrified as he in fear of being killed by the Authorities which they have been doing with the Rohingya arrestees.

Earlier on 4th November, 2017 BGP stopped 2 Rohingya patients on their way for treatment in the town. They were harassed and illegally investigated on the main road in Nachin Dong.

“BGPs abused and interrogated us for no valid reason and asked why we are travelling via this main road. When we showed them the permit to travel for the treatment and said we could not walk and go via the other route through villages, they again started yelling and extorted money from us” stated one of the victim. BGPs illegally extorted 500,00 kyats from each and allowed them to travel later. The victims were identified to be:
1. Muhammed Salim S/O Nur Ahmed (40)
2. Nurul Amin S/O Dil Muhammed (22)

Authorities daily harassments are increasing the harsh situation of the remaining Rohingyas and are seen to be forced towards Bangladesh in the ongoing exodus that started since 25th August 2017.

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