By The Stateless Rohingya (TSR)
Maungdaw – Myanmar marine security forces detained 25 Rohingya from Doe Dang (Ludaing) village tracts of Northern Maungdaw while fleeing Myanmar security forces’ atrocities on December 31.
Two paddle boats carrying five families of Najim Ullah, Mohammed Halil, Salim, Abu Sofia and Nayim through Kumir Khali border point were intervened by the navy at 2:50 am.
According to the photo released by the ministry of defense, there are 9 Rohingya men, 7 women (including a serious ill patient) and 9 children aged between 2 and 7 years old who look extremely fatigue and frightened.
The ministry also confirmed that they were transferred to Maungdaw Township Police Headquarter waiting for interrogation and it is not sure on what charges they will be tried.
Since ‘clearance operations’ begin in northern Maungdaw on October 9, the armed forces are cracking down Rohingya civilians by completely locking down the region and the border arresting over 1000 civilians waiting for trials. Majority of the victims are levelled as “militants” or “illegal immigrants” on several governmental social media and state-control news outlets.
More than 50,000 Rohingya fled to Bangladesh after severe human rights violations are taking place in Maungdaw, which have killed more than 500 Rohingya, raped at least 250 women, destroyed 3500 houses and made more than 40,000 homeless as well as denying humanitarian access to the affected Rohingya and other 160,000 Rohingya in Maungdaw, Buthidaung and Rathedaung who depend on international aids.