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An Injured Rohingya victim of Myanmar Clearance Operations dies in Bangladesh

By Stateless Rohingya

Teknaf, Bangladesh:  A Rohingya man brutally injured by Myanmar armed forces died at Leda unregistered makeshift camp in Bagladesh at 9:00, Monday, December 19, 2016.

The deceased is identified as Shah Alam, aged 45, son of Sayedul Amin from Mangala (Tha Yet Oke) village track, north Maungdaw, Myanmar where the armed forces launch the campaign of “ethnic cleansing” against Rohingya since October 9, 2016.

He was left with gun-shot injured outside his home after the military entered the village indiscriminately arresting and shooting Rohingya civilians on Sunday, December 18.

Mr. Alam’s sister Fatema Khatun said, “on Sunday the troops pulled out my brother from home and later we found him lying unconsciously with gun-injury.”

Expecting proper treatment, they crossed the Bangladesh-Myanmar border via Jadimura point in the morning. He was pronounced death at 9:00 at A-Block, Leda Camp before receiving a treatment that they took dangerous journey for.

Upon hearing the news of death, police officials from Teknaf Police Station rushed to Leda Camp and took the body of the deceased to the police station at 11:00, and later transfered to Cox’s Bazar for autopsy, confirmed by Sheikh Ahsrafuzzaman, the inspector of Teknaf Police Station.

Since October 9, more than 27,000 Rohingya fled to Bangladesh seeking sanctuary from the human rights abuses and crimes against humanity taking place in the northern part of Maungdaw, while hundreds of victims of rape and arson or gun-shot are still waiting for proper treatments.