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Rohingyas Having Horrific And Sleepless Nights, Maungdaw

On
7thJan
2013, in Aung Sit Pyin village tract, a Rohingya was arrested and
extorted 300,000Ks by a general staff accompanaied by other six
NaSaKas simply because his 22 year old son had fleed to India.


In
the dead of the night of 7th January 2013, Hala Meah s/o Abdu Shukkur
hails from Rida, Aung Sit Pyin (Dom Bhai) village tract of northern
Kyein Chaung (Boli Bazar) village tract was arrested by a general
staff, Aung Than Zaw accompanied by six NaSaKas of regional subcamp
no-24 in Kyein Chaung (Boli Bazar) on the pretext that his 22 year
old son had fleed to India.


Though
he was handcuffed and intimidated into extortion, no other physical
torture was reported. However after 12 hours of detention, he was
extricated extorthing 300,000Ks. “Now we can’t sleep at night
for the fear of being arrested by NaSaKas because every night they
(the general staff and other NaSaKas) rampage through the surrounding
villages (Boli Bazar, Dom Bai …ect) of the said camp-24, then they
make a raid on every targetted Rohingya houses and brutal
persecution, hefty moneyextortion
and mass arrest of poor-spirited Rohingyas (without ever once being
convicted of any crime) have been usually carried out by them”
said an scholar from Aung Sit Pyin (Dom Bhai) on the condition of
anonymity.

Actually,
the denial of the citizenship, legal existence, other basic rights
and arbitrary arrest including constant NaSaKa extortion, including
the raid and rampage through the Rohingya villages in northern
Rakhine State are underlying reasons behind the exodus of thousands
of Rohingyas. But on the contrary the government not only shut down
their ways to return back home and confiscates their possessions but
extorts money from their remaining familes or relatives. To truely
see how the Burmese government treat the Rohingya, one does not have
to look further than this kind of extortion from a Rohingya just
because his 22 year old son fleed the country.



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