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Rakhine Extremist and Police Torture a Rohingya Youth in Maungdaw

Sindhi Khan

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Maungdaw Police

Maungdaw, Arakan: A Rakhine extremist with his men arbitrarily beat a Rohingya youth in Maungdaw on 13th June 2014. Then, police arrested him. They, too, tortured him in their custody.

“Hf Abul Khair (son of) Mohammed Siddique (of age 28) is a Rohingya youth hails from Thayet Oak (Maangala Fara) village, northern Maungdaw. He came to downtown of Maungdaw on 13th June 2014 afternoon to buy some necessary household goods. He, on his way, happened stop and talk to three friends of his in front of a Wine Shop owned by U Maung Thaung, a Rakhine (Magh) extremist of Bangladeshi origin. Meanwhile, the Rakhine man with his staffs came out of his shop and started beating up the Rohingya youth accusing of him throwing dirt in front of the shop.

Then, the Rakhine man called Police and handed the youth over the police accusing that he had he had connections with *RSO. The police, too, tortured him in their custody. Therefore, he received severe injuries in his chest. However, being unable to find any fault in him, the police, having extorted Kyat 200,000 released him around 6:00PM of the day. But Police ordered him to be present at the police station on 17th June 2014 again” said a friend of the victim.

“The Rakhine extremist, U Maung Thaung, always tend to beat and torture Rohingya passers-by. However, Police do not take any action against him. But rather this time, Police arrested and tortured the victim. It proves lawless and arbitrary governance of the authority in Arakan” he said in addition.

*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. Now, Rakhine extremists and Myanmar Government have started to spread propaganda that RSO (Rohingya Solidarity Organization), is attacking Myanmar Border Guards and trying to invade Myanmar so as to be able to kill even more innocent Rohingyas.  

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