By Kyaw Win, The Stateless Rohingya (TSR)
Maungdaw – Burmese military arbitrarily arrested three innocent Rohingya men at U Shey Kya (Bura Shidda Fara) village tract of northern Maungdaw in the deep night on 29 December 2016.
A group of Myanmar military from nearby military camp entered the U Shey Kya (locally known as Bura Shidda Fara) village on Wednesday evening and took shelter in a local school. Around 1 a.m Burmese local time they raided Rohingya houses with the intention of arresting arbitrarily and raping women. This has become a normal practice for the military against Rohingya civilians.
To avoid torture at the hands of merciless Burmese military such as beatings, arrests, killings villagers ran away from the houses leaving behind the minors, women and weak people who were unable to run.
Military arrested three innocent Rohingya men during the raid who were later taken to the nearby military camp.
The arrestees were identified as :Mr. Amir Hussain (34) son of Abul Kalam, Md Younsuf (?) son of Abdu Zabbar and Subashi. After some inhumane torturing by military they were sent to jail .They were accused with false allegations of having connection with the Maungdaw attackers on last 9th of October 2016.
Since the Maungdaw attack by unidentified assailants on 9th of October, the military and the BGP have been using new tactics to cleanse Rohingya Muslim from their aboriginal homeland. Burmese armed forces are involved in extrajudicial killings, rape, burning alive, arbitrary arrests and detentions of Rohingya civilians. It has become a routine for the military to loot and entirely burn down the Rohingya houses .
All these measures are to displace and make Rohingya homeless forcing them out from their ancestral home.