Maungdaw, Arakan State: Burma’s border security force (Nasaka) arrested more Rohingya Muslims with allegation that they were involved in violence of June in Maungdaw south, on October 13, said a villager on condition of anonymity.
“A group of Nasaka personnel went to the Barsara village tract under Nasaka area number 8 of Maungdaw south and arrested two villagers – Mohamed Jalil (45), son of Abdullah and Jakaria (50), son of Noor Mohamed – while they were sleeping in their homes on October 13.”
After arrest, Mohamed Jalil was severely beaten up by the Nasaka personnel without any reason. However, on that night, he was released after taking Kyat 100,000. But, Jakaria has been detaining in the Nasaka camp because he is unable to pay the Nasaka demand money, a schoolteacher said who denied to be named.
Besides, on October 11, Nasaka personnel also arrested two villagers – Sayed Alam (30), son of Sirazul and Pir Ahmed (32), son of Jalal – hailed from Myint Hlut village tract of Maungdaw south. They have been tortured and detained in Nasaka area No. 8, said a local elder from Myint Hlut.
In similarly, Rashidullah (30), son of Abdu Rahim, hailed from Udaung village, Maungdaw south, was arrested by the Nasaka of Udaung out-post under the Nasaka area No. 8 on October 14 , according to a relative of the victim.
“The three Rohingya villagers- Syed Alam, Pir Ahmed and Rashidullah- are still detained in the Nasaka camp as they are not able to pay the Nasaka demanded money to be released.”
“They were also accused that they were involved in the riots.”
At present, Nasaka personnel accompanied by Village Administrator U Thein Maung (Rakhine) are harassing; extorting money from villagers, arbitrary arresting the Rohingya villager in Udaung village tract, said a reliable source.
The Nasaka and army in daily basis went to the Rohingya villages accompanied by local Natala – New settler- villagers of Maungdaw south and arresting the villagers. After arrest, villagers were tortured and extorted money. The security forces, occasionally, when they got chance, raped the women and girls while the Rohingya villagers are being locked in their villages since June and lack of medical treatment, said a youth from the locality.
Regarding this matter, why the international community is quite silent? , asked a local elder.