msa March 31, 2017

By RVision TV Correspondent | March 31, 2017 4:00 PM (Myanmar Time)

Maungdaw — The Myanmar armed forces launched a surprise raid on a Rohingya village called ‘Dudan’ in Northern Maungdaw this morning and have detained at least one hundred villagers since then, according to the reliable sources.

Approximately 1,000 members of the Myanmar military and Border Guard Police (BGP) jointly began to round up the village of ‘Dudan’ locally known as ‘Ludain’ at around 10:00 AM and arbitrarily detained more than 100 people in the village’s school.

While the raids are still going on, the villagers detained are being interrogated with at least two people reported to have been arrested thus far. They are:
1) Idiris (20), s/o Mohammed Hakim
2) Auli Ullah (35), s/o Sayed Amin

“We don’t know why the military and the BGP are raiding our houses and detaining the villagers. It was all of a sudden. We couldn’t offer Friday prayer. We are really terrified”, said a villager while fleeing to escape the arrests by the military.

The exact numbers of the arrestees can not be verified from any sources at the moment and two people have been released from being held.

No harassments or molestations of the Rohingya women by the Myanmar armed forces have been reported yet.

[Edited by M.S. Anwar]

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Update (6:00 pm Myanmar Time): The Myanmar Military and the BGP retreated from the village at around 5:00 pm. 12 villagers were reported to have been arrested and taken away by the armed forces. Some of the victims are:

1) Mohammed Ullah (50), s/o Mohammed,
2) Idiris (20), s/o Mohammed Hakim (20),
3) Farid s/o Zakariya
4) Rafiq s/o Zakariya
5) Salim s/o Zakariya (3,4 and 5 are brothers from a same family)
6) Iliyas (25), s/o Mohammed Ullah
7) Mv. Hussain
8) Yaasin
9) Ibadullah

And Auli Ullah (35), s/o Sayed Amin has been released.

Locals believe the raid was conducted in relation with the Rohingya youth that has gone missing recently.

Read the report here: One Man Killed, Another Youth Missing in Northern Maungdaw