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Warrants Issued for Hundreds of Rohingya Youths in Northern Maungdaw

By RVision TV Correspondent | April 9, 2017

Maungdaw — The Myanmar Border Guard Police (BGP) has recently issued arrest warrants for more than hundred of Rohingya youths in northern Maungdaw in alleged connection with the rebels in the region, it has been reported.

The BGP from the Camp 12 based at the village of ‘YweNyoTaung’ have issued the warrants considered as arbitrary by the human rights observers for the following number of youths from the following villages.

1) 105 from the village of ‘YeKhaeChaungKhwaSone’ locally known as ‘Bor Gozi Bil.’
2) 69 from the village of ‘YeDwinChaung’ locally known as ‘Raimma Bil’
3) 59 from the village of ‘KyarGaungTaung’ locally known as ‘Rabailla’

U Aye Myint, a human rights observer based in Maungdaw while speaking to Rohingya Vision, said “this is a list of targeted arbitrary warrants issued aiming to reduce the numbers of the Rohingya youths including underage teenagers in the Arakan state. As a result, many youths in the region have been living in their hideouts for past few days in fear of arbitrary arrests.”

According to the accounts narrated by the locals, in 2012 and after, the Myanmar authorities systematically forced hundreds of Rohingya youths in Maungdaw and Buthidaung to flee from the country by issuing arbitrary arrest warrants against them after accusing them of involving in the June-2012 violence.

[Edited by M.S. Anwar]

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