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    Burmese Border Guard Forces Tortured Rohingya Fishermen in Maungdaw

    Maungdaw: Burmese Border Guard Forces and Rakhine extremists severely tortured two Rohingya fishermen named Rhamat Ullah (40 years), son of Innamin, and Abdu Salam (42 years), son of Shuna Ali in Northern Maungdaw. In addition, the security forces confiscated their small fishing vessels and fishing nets.

    The incident took place on 3rd January around 1.30 pm local time. While the fishermen were fishing in Pyuma stream, the Border Guard Forces and Rakhine extremists came from nearby outpost, and confiscated the fishing nets – worth of 70000 local Kyats for each net – and fishing vessels at gun points. They were then severely tortured.

    Similar incidents have been taking place in the area since October 9, 2016. The security forces have been confiscating the livelihoods of Rohingya in the area, and harassing local people, extorting money from them on daily basis. Aung San Suu Kyi and her government have been actively covering up all the crimes against Rohingya by security forces.