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Myanmar’s BGP Harass and Torture Innocent Rohingyas in Rathedaung

Myanmar’s BGP Harass and Torture Innocent Rohingyas in Rathedaung
February 19
11:14 2015

By Sallam Oic

Rathedaung, Arakan State (Rohingya Vision) — Myanmar’s Border Guard Police (BGP) in Rathedaung Township daily harass, beat up and torture the local Rohingya people for no reasons, a local said.

The seven BGP personnel under the regiment ‘550’ based at  ‘Koodan Kauk’ village in Rathedaung Township and the second in command of the regiment, U Mra Htay, are responsible for the atrocities being committed against the local Rohingyas in the region, according to the sources.

They, under the influence of alcohol, severely beat up a Rohingya night-guard and four innocent children in ‘Chin Khali (Sheel Khali)’ hamlet of Koodan Kauk village tract last Sunday night. Now, the people are languishing with injuries in the village due to the lack of medical treatment.

“Seven BGP personnel and U Mra Htay, the Second in Command, arrived at Sheel Khali village around 10:00PM on Sunday night. They were high on alcohol. They are ethnically Rakhines and notorious to be extremists.

As soon as they arrived at the village, they started unnecessary gun-firings in the air. They were abusing the local Rohingyas using nasty slangs.

Then, they called up U Shabbir Ahmed (son of) U Izhar Meah serving as a nigh-guard in the village and other four children. Then, they started severely beating them up in gang for no reasons at all. As a result, they suffered heavy injuries and are now in critical condition as there are no facilities for the Rohingyas in the township” said an elder Rohingya in the village on the condition of anonymity.

Locals say that similar or more atrocities such as tortures, rapes, robberies and even murders targeting the Rohingya community have been taking place in other parts of Rathedaung. They are extremely worried as the situation is worsening day by day. Therefore, the locals urge the responsible authority to take actions to stop the atrocities.

[Edited by M.S. Anwar]

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