Saturday, 28 February 2015
A local tabbe Sultan has extorted 3,000 kyats from almost every family in Kiladong (Du Char Yar Taan) as census reaches the troubled spot on Thursday, according to our local correspondent.
The controversial census which began at the end of January has resulted in the harassment of many innocent Rohingya Muslims and Kiladong residents fear that since they are especially marked by the authorities, ‘special measures’ might be in adopted against them.
The ongoing census has resulted in arbitrary arrest, torture and detention of Rohingya Muslims.
Kiladong is the site of the infamous massacre of January 2014 when a Rakhine mob backed by security forces killed scores of men, women and children.
Anti-Muslim groups and the government alleges that Kiladong is a terrorist hotspot. Another reason for the bias against Kiladong is that authorities want to prevent the residents from speaking to international rights groups and the media about the massacre and the subsequent crackdown.
To this day, the government refuses to acknowledge that any killings of civilians had occurred in the area in spite of clear evidence to the contrary.
In the aftermath of the killings, security forces combed surrounding regions in search of Kiladong survivors, arresting and torturing many, including those who had sheltered them.
This year, on January 18, the security forces arrested Abdu Monaf, Md Taher, Md Ayoju and Zohur Hossain from Kiladong and subjected them to brutal torture.
Sultan have assured Kiladong residents that he will take care of their safety for 3000 kyats. But for those families who have a relative on the police list have to pay 50,000 kyats.
Almost forty names were incorporated on the list for murdering a policeman last year. Most of them have fled the country.
Imam Hossain, s/o Ola Miah was arrested from in front of his house at around 10pm. BGP said that he was using a Bangladesh SIM card for passing fake information to media personal based in that country.
Many Rohingyas use Bangladesh SIM card to contact with their friends and relatives in the neighbouring country. Almost half a million Rohingyas have fled to Bangladesh following brutal persecution at home.
Imam was assaulted in custody throughout the night. He was released the next day on payment of 400,000 kyats.
Three more houses have burned down on Wednesday in Boli Bazar, Maungdaw, according to our correspondent.
The identities of the victims have not been confirmed.
Arson attacks of this type have been occurring in regular intervals in February.
In each case, a mysterious fire occurs generally from the stove burning down the entire house and adjoining ones within minutes. The government then blames the victims for setting fire to their own houses to discredit the Buddhist nationalist movement.
In some cases, the owners of the households are on the run, while in others wntire families live out in the open. The affected households are forbidden to raise new shelters, and others are strictly forbidden to house them. As a result, many including children and women are spending their nights without any shelter.
Friday, 27 February 2015
Thursday, 26 February 2015
Monday, 23 February 2015
More Rohingya Muslims are on the run from after three houses burned down from an arson attack. This is the third such incident in less than a fortnight.
On Friday, as the jumma prayers were taking place at Hati para, Maungdaw North, there was a loud burning noise. Witnesses say that as soon as the congregation finished, they rushed to the spot finding that a fire was burning the home of Ladu, s/o Abdur Shukkur.
Within moments, the fire spread to the adjoining homes of his brothers – – Habib Ullah and Solim Ullah.
Locals allege the Buddhist nationalist group 969 is behind the arson attack.
When the authorities heard of the incident, they said that the three brothers had masterminded the arson to give Buddhist nationalist groups a bad name.
Earlier on February 8, eight Rohingya houses burned down at Garaita Beel, Maundaw North. Witnesses say there was the presence of an inflammable chemical in the stove of the house where the fire originated and the presence of suspicious Rakhine nationalists in the neighbourhood during day time.
The government blamed Rohingya Muslims for setting their own houses on fire to discredit Buddhist nationalists.
Then on February 12, four houses burned down at Saheb para, Maungdaw South in a similar incident. Once again the authorities blamed the victims for trying to discredit Buddhist nationalists. They are currently in hiding to evade arrest.
BGP men have heavily assaulted five Rohingya Muslims, including four children last Sunday, according to our correspondent.
At around 10 pm, seven soldiers of the 550 battalion came to Koodan Kauk, Rathidaung under the influence of alcohol. There they found a Rohingya night guard Sabbir Ahmed (s/o Izhar Miah) wrapped in blankets in the company of his four children.
The BGP then told him why he is dozing in a blanket and playing with his children when he should be on alert duty. They then started assaulting all of them including the children.
They then took two chickens from the household leaving the Rohingyas bleeding on the ground.
Rohingya night guards are chosen arbitrarily by a local tabbe in coordination with authorities.
Sunday, 22 February 2015
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Friday, 20 February 2015
Military men desecrated a mosque at Koshai para, Akyab on Wednesday, according to our local correspondent.
On Wednesday night, a military group camped at a local mosque. Here they carried their dogs inside, did not remove their shoes, smoke and drank, and made the mosque very dirty before leaving the next day at dawn.
They also looted valuables from the mosque.