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Border Guard Police Arrest Rohingya Elders after Calling for a Meeting


Maungdaw, Arakan State (Rohingya Vision) — Myanmar’s Border Guard Police (BGP) arbitrarily arrested four Rohingya elders attended a meeting summoned by the police themselves in northern Maungdaw on November 28, according to the locals.

The commander of the Area 1 summoned the village administrators and Rohingya elders for a meeting. There, in the meeting, the BGP commander arrested five innocent people under his suspicion.

“The BGP commander in Aung Sabbye village (ေအာင္စေျပ) summoned village administrators and Rohingya elders under his commandment area (နယ္ေျမ) 1 for a meeting on November 28. Of the Rohingya elders attended the meeting, the BGP commander arrested five saying that he would need to investigate them.

They were inhumanely tortured the whole night. Then, the next day, they were sent to Maungdaw police station.

The victims are:

  1. Noor Alam (son of) Ashraf Meah, 45, Kyin Nap Phay (ၾကင္နေဖ) village

  2. Ziyabul Hoque (son of) Sultan, 35, Ye Aung (ရဲေအာင္) village

  3. Abdu Jalil (son of) Ajimuddin, 38, Aung Sabbyay village

  4. Shah Alam (son of) Amir Hussein, 42, Aung Sabbyay village

  5. Saleh Ahmed (son of) Khalu, 44, Aung Sabbyay village” said a local Rohingya requesting not to be named.

“Nowadays, the BGP and other department have increased the arbitrary arrests and imprisonments of the innocent Rohinygas. Rohingya can’t question why they are arrested.

Therefore, we want the government of Myanmar to take actions against the BGP to stop this arbitrary and brutal behaviours and simultaneously, request international community to pressure Myanmar government so that it takes actions to stop this violence going on for years” he continued.

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