Maungdaw, Arakan State: Two brothers were arrested by Nasaka (Burma’s border security force) on October 22, over the allegation that they were involved in human trafficking, said a close relative of the victims.
“The arrestees were identified as Jaffar (55) and his younger brother Mohamed Amin (25). Their father is Bawdi Rahman, hailed from Kyauk Chaung village, under Lone Don village tract of Maungdaw north.”
“On that day, at about 10:00 pm, the Nasaka personnel of Nga Kura Nasaka camp under Nasaka area No.5 of Maungdaw Township arrested them from their home over the allegation that they were involved in human trafficking.”
A village elder said, “It is a totally false and fabricated allegation against them as since June this year, Rohingya villagers have been confined in their villages.”
It is a normal work for Nasaka to extort money from Rohingya villagers after giving unreasonable accusation because there is no one to say them regarding their committed crimes against the Rohingya community. They are the perpetrators and the judges. They are above the law, said a Rohingya leader from Maungdaw town.
However, at around 5:00pm, they were released after paying Kyat 1.2 million, said a close relative of the victims.
In this way, Rohingya villagers become poor and poor, day by day. The authorities have also plan to push Rohingya community into poverty, said another villager from the locality.