Maungdaw, Arakan State: Eight Rohingyas released from jail with president’s amnesty which was issued in the eve of New Year 2014, according to Halim (not real name), a Human Rights watchdog from Maungdaw.
The eight Rohingyas are – four persons released from Akyab jail and another four persons from Buthidaung jail, the watchdog said.
Master Husson, Younous former Ward number two admin officer and other two persons were released from Akyab jail and Mohamed Rafique from ward six, Shamshu from Taungbro and two others from Maungdaw south were released from Buthidaung jail, the watchdog more added.
The most of the released Rohingyas were arrested with allegation of leading in the conflict between Rakhine and Rohingya at June, 2012, said Hamid (not real name), a school teacher from Maungdaw.
The allegation which was imposed to them was false and it was intentionally used by security force to arrest them. They had not do anything in the conflict and authority didn’t not allow them to protect themselves in the court. Just ordered the jail term to them and kept in the jail, said a relative of victims who did not want to say his name.
There are more Rohingys who were held with false allegation within the period of conflict and no informations and if president give them amnesty to release from the jail as the president said to be released more political prisoners, said Kalu, a shopkeeper from Maungdaw.