Police official says detained Rohingya traveled part of way to Yangon in army vehicles

Arifa
By August 27, 2015 15:57

Police official says detained Rohingya traveled part of way to Yangon in army vehicles

An official with the Hmawbi police who has spoken to some of the 10 Rohingya Muslims detained in Yangon region this month says they told him that they were chauffeured some of the way in an army transport.

“As I asked the Rohingyas who were arrested, they [said they] paid over $1,100 [each]. They were taken by the cars of the army from Sittwe”, the official told the Voice Weekly, saying they left on August 20. At some point along the way, the official said, “they joined civilian cars and they were arrested when they arrived in Yangon.”

Two other cars carrying Rohingya fleeing internal displacement camps in Arakan (Rakhine) state evaded capture in Hmawbi, which is in Yangon region. They were apparently looking for jobs.

The plight of the Rohingya has worsened since clashes by Buddhist communities in Arakan (Rakhine) state in 2012 killed scores and left some 140,000 confined to the dismal IDP camps. Tens of thousands have fled overseas, placing their lives in the hands of brutal traffickers.

Another official, also not identified in the report, told the Voice that those detained paid $700 for kids and $1,300 for adults to reach Yangon.

“We are still finding two other cars that escaped.”

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Source: COCONUTS YANGOON.

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