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Rakhine Hooligans Beat Up a Rohingya in Buthidaung

Report by Aung Aung | Written by M.S. Anwar

November 19, 2013

Buthidaung, Arakan- At 6:35PM on 17th November 2013, a gang of Rakhine hooligans beat up a Rohingya at the village of Pun-Chaung in Buthidaung Township for no reason. As a result, the victim got severe injuries and lost conciousness.

“At 6:35PM on 17th November 2013, Rakhine hooligans led by Maung Hla Myint (son of) U Tin Aung surrounded and severely beat up a Rohingya called Zafar Hussain (son of) Noor Hussain (Age 25) at the village of Pun-Chaung, Buthidaung Township. He got fainted and lost conciousness consequently and people tried to get him admitted to Buthidaung General Hospital. However, the doctor in charge of the hospital denied the victim of admission to the hospital saying “Rakhine authority has instructed us to not treat any Kular here.”

Now, the victim is under the care of Dr. Bashir, a Rohingya physician. The Rakhine hooligan leader was from the village of Pun-Chaung and the beaten Rohingya was from Kitabil (Tin Taung Pyin) village” said local Rohingya in Buthidaung.

Buthidaung Township
Buthidaung Township

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