Nasaka detains two Rohingyas in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State: The Burma border security force (Nasaka) detain two Rohingys in their area number 8 since January 10, said a local businessman.
“They were arrested over allegation for involving in human trafficking – sending Rohingyas to Malaysia by sea route.”

The arrestees are: Master Reziwan (30), son of Nazir Ahmed and Holu (25), son of Halim, hailed from Gawyahkhali (village) under the Maungdaw Township.

According to villagers, the two persons are innocent, not involving in the human trafficking.

“They are staying in their house without jobs as the authority imposed movement restriction on Rohingya after conflict between Rohingya and Rakhine on June 8, 2012.”

Many Rohingyas were arrested over false allegations to extort money by the concerned authority in northern Arakan, sources said.

However, the Nasaka officer  has demanded Kyat 700,000 for their release, but they are not able to fulfill the officer demand. So, they have been detained and tortured in the camp since yet, said an aide of Nasaka.

In northern Arakan State, thousands of Rohingyas have been facing from shortage of food, movement restriction, arbitrary arrest, extortion money and jobless since last year.

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