By Sallam Oic ׀ Monday, August 4, 2014
Maungdaw, Arakan State ׀ Rvisiontv.com
Sittwe District Police Chief is trying to use two notorious criminals as witnesses in desperate attempts to prove two Rohingya prominent leaders [in Sittwe] guilty in court, says a local source.
The two prominent Rohingya leaders of Sittwe, Advocate U Kyaw Hla Aung and U Hla Myint, arbitrarily accused of inciting conflicts in IDP camps in Sittwe, were arrested in Thakkay Pyin (also known as Sakki Fara) on April 26, 2013. They have been locked up and prosecuted since then.
“Fourth August was the date of the hearing of the cases of U Kyaw Hla Aung and U Hla Myint in the Sittwe District Court. They were supposed to be proven innocent by the court and released from the prison since there are evidences for the cases charged on them.
However, the Sittwe District Police Chief, U Thit San, due to reportedly some pressures from Rakhine political quarters, are now seeking the help of some warranted criminals in an attempt to prove the two Rohingya gentlemen prove guilty” said local Rohingya in Sittwe.
“The two criminals are Habissha @Noor Hasan and Maung Maung Tin, the administrator of Bawdu Pha village. They have committed murders in the past and work as the government’s informers.
They are likely to be used as wrong witness against U Kyaw Hla Aung and U Hla Myint. Pray and try for their releases” he anxiously added.