BGP uses forced labor in their camp

Maungdaw, Arakan State: More than 70 Rohingya villagers of Khonzabill village have been arrested by  Burmese Border guard Police – BGP and forced them to cut forests and grasses in the camp compound since March 30, in Maungdaw south, Mohin from Maungdaw said.
They were ordered to cut and clean forests inside the BGP camp and given a token to everyone to go to forest for collecting firewood, he added

The villagers took their own food and worked in the BGP camp the whole day, but they do not get anything from BGP, a woodcutter said on condition of anonymity.

The woodcutter also said that if any villager will not go to the camp, he will not able to go to forests for collecting firewood in future.

Mostly Rohingya villagers will face problems in the rainy season, if they can’t collect firewood. Every year, they stock firewood before starting rainy season, according to villagers.

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