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    Nasaka detains a religious leader in Maungdaw

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    Maungdaw, Arakan State: A Rohingya religious leader was arrested and detained, by Nasaka personnel of Nasaka area No. 8 of Maungdaw Township on February 9, said a local villager.

    “He was arrested by the Nasaka personnel over the allegation that he was involved in the violence of last year 2012, which was occurred between Rakhine and Rohingya communities.”

    The arrested has been identified as Religious leader- Maulana – Noor Hasan (35), son of Noor Mohammed, hailed from Udaung village under the Maungdaw Township.

    According to sources, Nasaka personnel have been trying to arrest him in his village in several times, but Nasaka was unable to arrest him.

    However, recently, Nasaka was taking photographs and checking the family lists in the Udaung village, as per Nasaka scheduled, so the religious leader went to the Nasaka officer to negotiate of his matter. At last, religious leader has compromised his problem by giving Kyat 200,000 to the Nasaka officer not to arrest but, he was arrested and brought to the Nasaka camp.

    As result, he has been detained and severely tortured by Nasaka personnel in the custody of Udaung Nasaka outpost, said a   close friend from the locality on condition of anonymity.