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Money Extortion and Arbitrary Arrest continues on Rohingya

By RVISION TV Correspondents

Arakan: Military detained 3 innocent Rohingyas from ward 9 of Taugabazar, Buthidaung township on 27th October and another from Shilkali (Chinkali) Rohingya IDP village, Rathedaung township on 28th October 2016, according to local villagers.

Rohingyas from ward 9 of Taugbazar were arrested by military at 6:10 PM and were beaten and tortured brutally in front of their homes. Later they were arrested and taken to headquarter. Reason of arrest is still unknown. Victims are identified to be :

  1. Shukkur S/O Khulla Mia, 35
  2. Hafez Muhammed Irdis S/O Abdullah, 35
  3. Shunna Mia S/O Lal Mia, 30

In the same night at about 1 AM military again arrived in the same village, where another 8 Rohingyas were beaten and harassed inhumanly.  Later they extorted 50000 Kyats from each. Victims are identified to be:  

  1. Salim S/O Abdu Salam, 45
  2. Muhammed hares S/O Sayed Hussain, 16
  3. Muhammed Yasin S/O Nobi Hussain, 18
  4. Muhammed Ayas S/O Muhammed Hussain, 18
  5. Yousuf Ali, 17
  6. Shuaib,14
  7. Muhammed Hares S/O Salamutullah, 20
  8. Ibrahim S/O Jabbar, 22

Similarly in the second incidence BGP’s 2nd  battalion commander in collaboration with a Rakhine (magh) village administrator arrested another Rohingya from Rathedaung township while passing from a local tea shop and took him to the BGP headquarter at 01:00 PM afternoon.

The victim is identified to be Ayub S/O Kadir Hussain, 38 hailing from Shilkali (Chinkali) Rohingya IDP village and is the village administrator the same village. Since the arrest he is in incommunicado from his family and they are in fear of receiving his death news due to obvious tortures of military on the arrestee. According to locals the arrest was preplanned from 11th October for the attacks of 9th October.

{Compiled and Edited by: Arifa}

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