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A Rohingya Die in Buthidaung Prison

Buthidaung, Arakan– At around 11PM on 20th September 2013, a Rohingya prisoner passed away in Buthidaung prison due to the tortures by the jail authority and consequent diseases.

“At around 11 PM on 20th September 2013, Yunoos S/o Kuilla Meah (Age 65) passed away in Buthidaung prison. He was one of the victims of the arbitrary mass-arrests by the joint forces of Military, Police, Hlun Htein (Security Force) and NaSaKa (the disbanded border security force) in the village of Nurullah of Baggona village tract, Southern Maung Daw, on 6th July 2012.

He was inhumanely tortured by the jail authority to make him say that he had involved in (so-called) burning of Rakhines’ houses and kept in bad condtion. As a result, he was afflicted with pneumonia and body-swelling. He had repeatedly pleaded the jail authority to allow him to get access to medical treatment. The authority gave criminal disregards to his pleas. Thus, he had to face an unfortunate demise” said a relative of the deceased’ inmate on the condition of anonymity.

“The condition of Rohingyas prisoners in Buthidaung prison is horrible. They are tortured.They are kept in critically bad condition” he continued.