RVISION May 17, 2018

By Rohingya Vision TV Correspondents |17th May 2018

Buthidaung: Authorities in check posts once again started extorting money in different areas of Buthidaung Township on 13th and 15th May 2018, according to sources.

On 13th May a Rohingya hailing from Rohingyadong village have been forced to pay 90, 000 kyats in a check post at Phay Gin Chaung area while he was travelling to Buthidaung Town.

 

Farmlands in Buthidaung Township. Image: RVISION TV

 

He was stopped at the post and was interrogated heavily. Later they accused him of having connections with rebels in the region without any evidence.

The accused Rohingya was identified to be Idris S/O Saudur Rahman, 27. And locals verified him as a simple hardworking Rohingya who travel usually to town area in search of work.

 

SIMILAR STORIES:

Authorities Force & Fierce became Tools of Money Extortion

 

Consecutively, another Rohingya from the same area was also forced to pay 100, 000 Kyats to the authorities in Buthidaung market while shopping for his daughter’s upcoming wedding.

He was also accused with another baseless accusation by an officer named Ti U Shing, who interrogated and extorted the sum.

Victim was identified to be Zokir Ahmed S/O Ahmed Zalil, 55 from Rohingyadong village.

Burmese forces usual money extortion habits converted this genocidal tool into a simple crime in the soil of Arakan for Rohingya. On the other hand it is accelerated day by day on the remaining after forcing more than 800, 000 Rohingya to neighbouring Bangladesh since the beginning of mass exodus on 25th August 2017.

 

Abdul Kareem, a Rohingya Muslim, carries his mother, Alima Khatoon, to a refugee camp after crossing from Burma into Bangladesh on Sept.16, 2017. Image: AP

 

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