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.
BGP personal arrested a man at Feram Puru, Maungdaw North on Sunday for giving information to Rohingya media based abroad, according to our local correspondent.

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.

Myanmar, Abdus Sufi son of Shona Mia 42 years old , has on 28 Feb 2015 attacked and serious injured by the member of terrorist group of RNDP when he was looking after his cattle in the field .

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