Three-Rohingya Muslim killed in Buthidaung jail

Buthidaung, Arakan State:  Three Rohingya Muslims were killed in torture by the concerned authorities in Buthidaung jail on the first week of October 2012, said a local trader from Buthidaung on condition of anonymity.
“They were arrested from Maungdaw south by the Burma’s security force during the communal violence earlier.”

The dead bodies were identified as Moulvi Salamat, hailed from Lamba Gona, Abdu Salam, hailed from Washa village and another one is from Gudu Sara village of Maungdaw south.

They were severely tortured by the concerned authorities in the jail after British Ambassador Andrew Heyn accompanied by two others visited in Buthidaung recently, said a reliable source from Buthidaung on condition of anonymity.

The prisoners were severely tortured by the concerned authorities in the jail because the delegation asked them about the recent violence, the present situation of Rohingya community and why the violence was occurred.

However, the dead bodies were not handed over to their family members by the authority, but they were buried in a Rohingya cemetery nearby Buthidaung jail, a villager elder told at Kaladanpress.

A prisoner said on condition of anonymity, “My health is very bad condition that I have been suffering from skin disease and odema in the jail as I don’t get proper treatment from the concerned authorities in jail.”

So, the prisoners are now languishing in the critical condition. They are suffering from food, medical assistance and etc. They can’t take bath very day, but they can take bath once in a week and the water is very limited. The prisoners are provided food with Dal (pulse curry) very imperfect twice a day, said a released prisoner who was released recently.

A widow named Ms Shajan (50), (not to mention her village for security reason), said that her son was arrested by the Burma’s security force during the communal violence. Now, she has been suffering from starvation because she has no other earning source except her son.

Similarly,many Rohingya villagers have been suffering from starvation in Maungdaw south like Ms. Shajan. Many people are not able to go Buthidaung jail to see their sons, brothers and relatives because of financial crisis.

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