By Sallam Oic ׀ Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Sittwe (Akyab), Arakan State ׀ Rvisiontv.com
Police has arrested two innocent Rohingya men in Kyauktaw Township in relation to the arrests of 19 Rohingya travelling to Yangon earlier, while a pregnant Rohingya woman has reportedly been killed in Sittwe hospital, adding more miseries to Rohingya dire crisis, according to reliable sources in Arakan.
Total nineteen Rohingyas travelling to the Capital Yangon were arrested on June 29 and July 2 respectively as they were about to get to Ann Township. Last Sunday, Kyauktaw Police arbitrarily arrested two more innocent Rohingya men from Paikthay village also called Zaillya Fara in Kyauktaw Township in relation to the incident.
“Sittwe District Police Commissioner, U Thit San, arbitrarily arrested two Rohingya men on hail from Paikthay village July 20 under the accusation of trafficking of the 19 Rohingya people to Yangon. They are:
1) Hussein (son of) Khair Bashar (of age 54)
2) Mohammed (son of) U Zakir (of age 28)
He also threatened that he would have to arrest three more Rohingyas in the village. He made the arrests on top of extorting money” reported a local of the village.
The nineteen were severely tortured in Ann Police custody. They are now said to have been imprisoned under ‘Illegal Border Crossing’ and other sections and sent to Kyauk Phyu prison. Travelling to Yangon and Central Myanmar has been made illegal for Muslim Rohingyas in Arakan State for decades. (Read more about the incident: HERE and HERE)
In a separate incident earlier, a pregnant Rohingya woman was killed by the surgeon in Sittwe (also known as Akyab) Hospital during her delivery.
“Rahima Khatun (spouse of) Hussein Ahmed hail from Paikthay Village of Minbya Township was admitted to Sittwe General Hospital on July 19 for delivery. However, the surgeon in the hospital said that she would need Caesarean section mentioning that baby was dead inside her womb.
After the surgery, none of the mother and baby remained alive. We feel they have been deliberately killed as usual. More than a dozen of Rohingya women had been killed in the hospital earlier” said an internally displaced Rohingya in Sittwe.
“They, unavoidably, get admit to the hospital when they can’t bear up the labor pain. However, the hospital has become a hall of death for Rohingya women” he exclaimed.
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