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    Army arrests over 15 woodcutters in Maungdaw south

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    Maungdaw,Arakan
    State:
     More
    than 15 Rohingya woodcutters were arrested by a group of military on
    December 25, evening, said a villager.


    A
    group of military accompanied by some Rakhine youths arrested the
    Rohingya woodcutter while they were returning their home after
    collecting firewood.”



    A woodcutter said that some woodcutters from
    Khonzabill and Udaung village went to forest for collecting firewood
    on December 25, morning at about 8:00am. Of them, two are identified
    as Islam 50, of Udaung village and  Hashim, 25, son of Md. Noor
    hailed from Khonzabil.


    On their way, they were arrested by military from the
    forest in the evening, he more added.
    After arrest, they were severely beaten up on the
    spot. Later, they were brought to the military camp of Sommona.

    In the camp, they were also severely tortured after
    taking off their shirts,sources said.
    However, they were released after taking kyat 10,000
    to 15,000, said a relative.