BGP continued harassment in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Border Guard Police of Burma (BGP) have been harassing the Rohinga villagers in Maungdaw recently, Mohin from Maungdaw said.
BGP personnel of Udaung out-post are harassing and searching the whole bodies of villagers including women while crossing the check-post, Mohin more added.

A Rohingya villager Mohamed Eliyas (18), son of Abdu Jalil from Khonzabill village under Maungdaw Township was searched by BGP on May 8 while going to Gorakhali village, villager Kurdus Mea said

After searching his whole body, BGP didn’t get anything from him. But, suddenly, he was severally beaten up by the BGP saying that who gave him permission to go to Gorakhali, Kudus Meah more added

However, he was released after taking Kyat 20,000 by BGP personnel. Like him, many villagers were arrested and extorted money by BGP personnel of Udaung-outpost, said Faisal Mohamed, a village elder from the village .

The Rohingya villagers are facing problems and restriction of movement to cross the check post of Udaung, which is controlled by BGP camp of Myient Hlut, said another villager Pervaz said.

In short, for Rohingya community, there is no rule of law, said Anis Ullah, a youth from Maungdaw.

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