Police personnel gear up harassment of Rohingyas in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State:  The Police personnel gear up its harassment on Rohingya community in Maungdaw after visiting of UN envoy, according to teacher from Maungdaw.
“Arafat,15, son of Nazir Ahmed and Ismile, 28,  hailed from Maung Ni village , who are sitting in their shops near the Maungdaw Juma Mosque today at about 10:00am by Police officer  Sub Inspectors Aye Tun Sein, Hla sein and Then Htun  without any allegation. After arrested, the police officers demand to release 500,000 kyats each.”

Similarly, a high school student from Ward number 5, was arrested by police today morning from the village and till reporting the faith of the student was unknown, the teacher said,

Osman Gani, 55, Abul Fayas, 40, Abul Kalam,30, Ex-Custom officer Kasim, 70 and Yasein,35 were arrested  from Ward number 5 yesterday (August 10), night  by police, according to a villager from Ward number 5.

The police personnel are going to villages/Ward at night in the name of family list checking and looting Rohingyas property and attempt to rape if they get change in the houses where no males were in the houses, said an elder from Maungdaw.

“The police took the family lists Rohingya families where the head of family member is not found in Bumu village on August 9. Same as, the police also took the family lists of Rohingys families from Myoma Khayoungdan village. The Police also arrest Rohingyas who was met in the houses.”

“Ayub, 25, son of Younous, and Moulana Rashid 45, from Bomu village were arrested by police  on August 9 at night.”

“It is very difficult for Rohingya community for checking the family list at night where most of Rohingyas are busy for fasting and most of males members were out of houses for fear of arrest. At this movement, the police personnel are using the charge to attempt to rape while they saw female only in the houses at night.”

Police personnel who are going to the villages at night for checking of family lists, taking the motorbike, if found in the houses and didn’t return to the owners. The Rohingyas show all documents of motorbikes, but the police are not returning the motorbikes, said a motorbike owner from Bomu Village.

Besides, the Burma border security force (Nasaka) also arresting Rohingya community without any allegations, said a village admin officer from Maungdaw.

“Nazir, 22, son of Kabir , Moulana Mohamed Alam and  Kaseim 25, from PoungZar village Nasaka area number 6 were arrested By Nasaka.”

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