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    Rohingya being killed despite Myanmar-Bangladesh Bilateral Refugee Repatriation Deal

    By The Stateless Rohingya

    On December 17, two bodies of religious students were handed over by officers from Maungdaw Police Station.

    Mohammed Noman, 14, son of Mohammed Rashid and a son of Molvi Sayedul Haque were arbitrarily arrested by Myanmar’s Border Guard Police (BGP).

    Mohammed Noman was arrested from Du Nyaung Pin Gyi on December 11, 2017. He was killed on December 16.

    The police officers have beaten the two Rohingya students to dead in cells without any charges.

    Another Rohingya, Hafiz Shafique, son of Nazir Ahmed, hailed from Nurulllah village, Maungdaw township was arrested by the police on December 13, after Shiara Fara (officially known as Pha Ye Maung Gyi) village administrator who was also killed by the authorities.

    The 40-year old Hafiz Shafique was brutally tortured leaving in a critical condition. He died in a nearby hospital from the life-threatening injuries sustained from the police’s torture.

    The survey conducted by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) founded that “at least 9,000 Rohingya died in Rakhine State, Myanmar between August 25 and September 24… at least 6,700 Rohingya, in the most conservative estimations, are estimated to have been killed, including at least 730 children below the age of five years.”

    Aung San Suu Kyi’s government signed a memorandum of understanding with Bangladesh government on November 23 to repatriate Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh refugee camps. Despite the agreement, the military continues to burn Rohingya villages and properties, and arrest and kill with full impunity.