Reports by MYARF | Written by M.S. Anwar
November 11, 2013 | Maung Daw, Arakan
1) Rakhine Extremists Kidnapped a Rohingya
A Rohingya man, Osman (son of) Htaanda Meah hails from the village of Dael Fara (,Ward 5), was kidnapped by some Rakhine extremists on 16th October 2013 accusing that the man owes some money to the extremists. He was hijacked right before the eyes of the Police in Myoma Kayindan (Shiddafara), Maung Daw, and the police didn’t do anything to prevent the kidnapping. The man has not returned home yet.
2) Tortures and Harassment by Hlun Hteins (Security Force)
a) On 20th October 2013 night, the head of Hlun Hteins (Security Force), U Zaw Zaw, of the camp at the village of Maung Ni, Maung Daw, accompanied by his force severely beat three Rohingyas while they were serving sentry duty. The accusation against the four Rohingyas was that they were sleeping during the duty and they are: 1) Lalu S/o Madu (Age 30), 2) Najum S/o Noor (Age 19) and 3) Ismail S/o Noora Meah (Age 16).
b) Around 8PM on 24th October 2013, the same Hlun Hteins (Security Force) mentioned just above (at b,) arrested four Rohingyas at Myoma Kayintan (Shidda Fara) and took them to their custody arbitrarily accusing that they were going to Malaysia. They were beaten and bodily harrased at the Security Force custody. They are: 1) Mohammed Alam (son of) Lalu, 2) Mohammed Noor (son of) Amin and 3) and 4) are women (their names are witheld for privacy).
3) Police Extorted Money from an Innocent Rohingya
At 9:30 on 28th October 2013, Head of Police at Long-Doong Station, northern Maung Daw, arrested Anwar Shah (son of) Habi Ullah while he (Anwar Shah) was on his way back home. And the police officer extorted Kyat 250,000 from him under the lame accusation of possesing illegal Bangladeshi mobile phone. In reality, Anwar doesn’t posses any Bangladeshi phone.
Stay with us for Compilation of Reports that Missed Out: Atrocities Against Rohingyas in Maung Daw Part (2).
Apologies for delayed reports. We were unable to report on time as we have been focusing on more awful atrocities against Rohingyas in other parts of Arakan.
MYARF is a group of grassroot activists in Arakan. M.S. Anwar is an activist and writer. He can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org