BGP increases harassments in Maungdaw south

Burmese Border Guard Police (BGP) are increasing harassments against the Rohingya people in Maungdaw south in Arakan State, Burma, Mohin from Maungdaw south said. Recently, BGP personnel from Aley Than Kyaw BGP camp and Udaung BGP outpost under Mint Hlut village Tract are going to different villages and arresting Rohingya youths over the false allegations to extort money, he more said.

On January 29, a group of BGP personnel from Aley Than Kyaw went to Khonzabill village and arrested Shabu (18), son of Shafi Ullah over the alleging that he has been using Bangladeshi cell phone, said a relative on condition of anonymity.

After arrest, he was beaten severely in front of family members to extort money quickly. Later on, he was released after taking Kyat 200,000, the relative more added.

Besides, BGP personnel from Udaung out-post arrested another Rohingya youth – Anayetullah (19), from Udaung village on January 26 over the accusation that he was using Bangladeshi cell phones, Nizam, a villager elder said.

However, he was also beaten up and took Kyat 160,000 for his release, Nizam further said.

Hasson, an ex-village administration officer said, the concerned authorities have been planning to extort money and harassing the Rohingya villagers to drive out from ancient land of Arakan soil.

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