Saa Malli Noor/ Sallam Oic
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Minbya Township, Arakan State– A Captain Thaung Htay of infantry unit under Battalion (31) of Security Force (Hlun Htein) based in Mrauk-U Township inhumanely tortured U Hla Tun @Shafi Alam, administrator of Zanbali (Saa Malli) village in Minbya Township as the administrator refused to look for Rohingya woman for him (the captain) to fulfil his sexual desire. They have been continuously torturing the villagers for days pretending as if they are in drunken mood.
“Zanbali (Saa Malli) is an old Rohingya village in Minbya Township, located nearby the edge of the territory of Mrauk-U (Fatthar Killa) Township. People in the village have been blocked and internally displaced since June 2012.
An infantry unit led by Captain Thaung Htay under Battalion (31) of Security Force (Hlun Htein) based in Mrauk-U Township is assigned for the security of the village and surrounding region. The captain, instead of serving as security force, has been harassing and torturing Rohingyas in the village on daily basis.
Around 8:00PM on 26th May 2014, he and his team entered the village and called U Hla Tun @Shafi Alam, administrator of the village. He ordered the administrator to look for a Rohingya girl to spend nights with him. When the administrator replied that he would be unable to look for any girl, the captain tied him and his four friends with ropes and tortured them inhumanely.
1) U Hla Tun @Shafi Alam
2) U Noor Alam
3) U Jabir
4) U Alam Shah” said a villager.
“We are unable to bear up any more tortures. We fear there will be unnecessary problems because his atrocities. He and officers under his command are still chasing innocent people and beating them up. They are behaving as if they are high on alcohol” he added.