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Rohingya man decapitated following MOI’s media team interview

By The Stateless Rohingya

The 39 years old man was found decapitated two days after meeting with a media team in northern Maungdaw

Maungdaw: Dus Mohammed (alias Shuna Miah), aged 39, son of Bodiuz Zaman from Ngakura (Nagpura), north Maungdaw, went missing after talking to media journalists team led by the Information Ministry on December 20, 2016.

His decapitated body was found along the Kappa Gaung river bank at 7:00 am, Thursday, December 22.

On last Tuesday, he met some journalists including Myat Thu Htun from Irrawaddy News who came to Ngakura in the morning. He talked with the journalists for hours on the current situations of Rohingya in Maungdaw. His interview was reportedly recorded in Myat Thu Htun’s media team.

Following his interview, he was summoned by the village administrator of Ngakhuya where he went straight as per the order of administrator. It is also reported that he was then called by Border Guard Police (BGP).

When the victim did not come back home for hours, his family and friends contacted the reporters who he met and asked if he had gone with them. The reporters replied that he had not gone with them. Later, the relatives asked the concerned police officer who also replied that he did not know.

Since then whereabouts of him was unknown until Thursday morning when his beheaded body was found at the shrimp lake along the river bank in his red dress, which was confirmed by his family and friends.

Rohingya villagers believe he was killed for raising the voice on the current human right abuses being perpetrated by Myanmar armed forces, which the military and the government have denied despite the mounting evidences of crimes against humanity taking place in northern Maungdaw.

Often Rohingya civilians who come forward to tell their tale of sufferings to local and international media and delegates are reportedly harassed, tortured and killing by the military.

The media team allowed in Maungdaw was carefully selected by Myanmar Information Ministry which becomes a force of oppression suppressing the media freedom and allowing anti-Rohingya propaganda creating an hostile environment for the persecuted Rohingya community.