Bangladeshi fisherman languishes in Burmese jail

Tekanf, Bangladesh: A Bangladeshi fisherman has been languishing in Buthidaung jail, Arakan State, Burma since nearly two years, Sarwar, a local from Teknaf said.  “The Bangladeshi fisherman was arrested from Naf River by a group of Burma’s border security force (Nasaka) two years ago while he along with others was fishing between Bangladesh and Burma territory.”

The fisherman has been identified as Sayed Hossain (19), son of Hossain Ahamed, hailed from Jadimora under the Teknaf police station, Cox’s Bazaar district.

According to sources, Sayed along with other fishermen went to Bay of Bengal for fishing on October 15, 2012 while they were arrested after being conducted operation by Nasaka force.

However, parents and relatives of the victim got information from Bangladesh Red-Crescent of Teknaf regarding Sayed on September 2013 who has been languished in Butthidaung jail.

Sayed’s mother Hamida told the Kaladanpress, “My son is only worker in my family and he is my elder son. We are always thinking for him.”

However, the parents of victim also urged the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and village member to bring his son from the Buthidaung jail as early as possible, Hosssain, father of victim said.

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