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Maungdaw Police Arrest a Rohingya under Arbitrary Accusation of Theft

By Maung Z

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Maungdaw-watch-towerMaungdaw, Arakan: Maungdaw Police arbitrarily accused Mv Siddique of theft and arrested him subsequently on 13th June 2014. He is a religious scholar and trader hails from the village of Italia in Maungdaw Township.

“Mv U Siddique (of age 55) is a local of the village of Hla Tha Augh of Italia Village Tract, Maungdaw. He trades used motor vehicles in the village. Around 11:30AM on 13th June 2014, a Rakhine (Magh) man hails from Quarter 3 of Maungdaw arrived at his shop to buy a used jeep car. The Rakhine was looking around in his shop. All of a sudden, he started claiming that his 4 Million Kyats kept in the box under his motorcycle seat got stolen.

Then, the Rakhine man phoned Maungdaw Police Station. 16 Police Personnel arrived at the place of the incident by eight motorcycles. The police arrested and detained him in Maungdaw Police Station. He is said to have been being tortured and not released yet” said an eyewitness.

“It seems that the plot to accuse Mv Siddique of stealing money was predetermined. They trapped the Mv Siddique to torture him and to squeeze money from him” he added.

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