By MYARF & Rohingya Eye ׀ Maungdaw, Arakan State
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Myanmar’s Border Guard Police brutally beat up and killed a Rohingya Religious Scholar in northern Maungdaw Township on Thursday night, according to a reliable source in the region.
The victim is identified to be the 40-year-old Mv Hussein Ahmed (son of) Zahir Ahmed hails from the western hamlet of Kyi Kan Pyin (also called Khawar Bil) village, northern Maungdaw.
“The Myanmar Border Guard Police known as BGP frequently raids and besiege Rohingya villages. They arrest random people under false and arbitrary accusation of having links with *RSO. Then, they torture and kill the people in the detentions. They commit extrajudicial killings with impunity.
Mv Hussein hails from Kyi Kan Pyin village was on a visit to his sister’s home in Kyauk Pyin Seik (also known as Naari Bil) in northern Maungdaw on October 23. Unfortunately, the BGP and around 30 Rakhine extremists raided the village of Kyauk Pyin Seik at night and Rohingya men were running to and fro in order to escape the arrests and so was Mr. Hussein. Meanwhile, Mr. Hussein stumbled upon a group of BGP.
The BGP stopped him and beat him up in gang. They kicked him and beat him with their guns. They tortured him. When he was about to die, they threw him into a river. And the helpless Mv Hussein met an untimely demise in the river” said an elderly Rohingya declining to be named.
“The BGP Commander called Ye Hmuu from the BGP head-quarter from Kyi Kan Pyin the next day (i.e. yesterday) and took pictures of him. And they sent him to the Hospital for post-mortem. After that, they handed over the dead body for the burial.
The commander threatened the villagers he would punish all of them if they tried to report the truth of the death of the religious scholar any media based abroad. He ordered people to say he had died by himself falling into the river.
Since late September 2014, the BGP in Maungdaw has committed extrajudicial killings of at least ten innocent Rohingyas” he continued.
**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.
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