Twenty Rohingya fishermen were arrested and severally beaten up by a Burmese Navy in Maungdaw south on April 11, while fishing in the sea, Nir Ahmed, a fisherman Kalil from Maungdaw said.
On that day, in the morning, twenty fishermen from Bahar Sara village under the Myient Hlut village tract went to the sea for fishing, Nir added.
While fishing in the sea, they were arrested and severally beaten up at the sea and taken away their fishing nets, layer they were released, Nir further said.
Among the 20-fisherman, three of them have been identified as Jaber (25), son of Abdu Salam, Iman Hussain (30), son of Kalu and Hussain (40), son of Sulaman, hailed from Bahar Sara village under the Myient Hlut village tract of Maungdaw township, Iqubal, another fisherman said from Maungdaw.
They have been barred from fishing by the concerned authorities of Burma since October 2016.
However, they went to sea for fishing taking risky because they are suffering from survival with their family members and they have no alternative way for earning except fishing, Mohin, a Rohingya activity said.