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Hluntin harasses villagers in Maungdaw north

KPN News
September 30, 2013
Maungdaw, Arakan State:  Hluntin from Kyikanpin Headquarters harassed
the villagers without finding any fault or crimes or against any activity
against the government. Their only crime is, they are Muslims, said a local
political leader preferring not to be named.
“On September 21, Hluntin sergeant U Zaw Naing
accompanied by three other Hluntins went to Maung Nama south village of
Maungdaw north  without uniforms and guns
in the morning. At that time, one villager named Mohamed Zuhar ,23; son of Habi
Ullah was washing some betel leaves nearby a stream. He is a shopkeeper.”
The group of Hluntin approached him, arrested him
and severely tortured on the road in front of the villagers without any provoking
them. Afterwards, he was brought to the Hluntn headquarters by their motor
cycle. However, on the way to headquarters, he ran away from the Hluntin. So,
the sergeant asked the Maung Nama village tract second Admin (Village watcher)
to send Mohamed Zuhar to the headquarters, the leader more added.
The following day, the Maung Nama village tract
second Admin officer (a Rohingya man) accompanied by Mohamed Zuhar went to the
Hluntin headquarters and appraised the event of Mohamed Zuhar. The village
tract Admin officer U Than Tun ,40; ( Rakhine community) was also present
there. He was also ex-Hluntin and he was also an ex-prisoner as he had
committed crimes while he was in the service, said a close Hluntin aide. 
The Higher officer of Hluntin did not take any
action against the Sergeant U Zaw Naing and Mohamed Zuhar was also free from
sergeant’s further harassment. 
The sergeant U Zaw Naing together with Maung Nama
village tract Admin officer U Than Tun have been trying to create problems in
the MaungNama village because they want to abolish the said village. As a
result, Rohingya villagers are passing their days and nights in panic,
according to an elder of village.

“Hluntin
and police do not want Rohingyas’ peaceful living, they always wish to create
problems among the Rohingya community,” said a local elder preferring not to be
named.