MYARF Report | Written by M.S. Anwar
30th January 2014
Maungdaw, Arakan: around 8:30PM on 28th January 2014, Myanmar Military, Security Force and Police together conspired and torched Rohingya homes at the west-hamlet of the violence-hit village, Duchiradan (Kilaidaung), in Arakan State. Yesterday (i.e. on 30th January 2014) afternoon, at the village, officials from Maungdaw District Administration and Maungdaw Township Administration, Military officers, Security Force, Police and other regional authority held a meeting with the village administrators and elders from neighboring villages.
There, in the meeting, a 60-year-old lady named Laila Begum (daughter of) Sayedur Rahman said “I was in my home when the fire started. I saw some people in Police and Hlun Htein (Security Force) uniforms torching houses using petrol and lighters a house after a house.” Then, afterwards the meeting, the authority investigated and threatened to change her statement. She stood firm and said “I can only say what I saw. I can’t say something that I didn’t see.” Hence, authority detained her subsequently.
She was not home at night. This morning, at a creek (fishery) to the east of the Gawdusara Bridge, only her dead-body was found. When Security Force saw many people gathering at the place, they chased the people away and didn’t let to take any picture of hers. They took away the corpse towards their camp. What happened afterwards is not known.”
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