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    Rohingya killed in Myanmar Detention

    Rohingya men perform Visitation (Ziyarat) of a grave in Buthidaung, Rakhine, Myanmar

    By The Stateless Rohingya

    Myanmar Border Guard Police (BGP) killed a Rohingya inside a detention centre in Buthidaung.

    The victim is identified as Mohammed Siddique, 65, from Tin Set hamlet of Sein Hnyin Pyar village track. He was arrested along with four other Rohingya on false-allegations by BGP from Yaung Chaung Station on June 21, 2017.

    Following the prolong torture and harassment in the detention over the six-month period of arbitrary arrest, he was admitted to Buthidaung General Hospital on December 20, with life threatening condition – internal and external injuries.

    He was pronounced dead at 2AM (GMT +6:30) on December 24. Instead of handing over the body to his family members and his own villagers, the police transferred the body to Imam Uddin Para villagers at 4:45AM.

    His family are denied of seeing and performing the funeral procession for Mohammed Siddique as Rohingya are continue to prevent movement from village to village and under constant threat of Myanmar security forces.

    The case of Mohammed Siddique is one of hundreds, whereby Rohingya men are arbitrarily arrested, and tortured and killed in cells. The acts of Myanmar military state-sponsored terrorism on Rohingya civilians have forced more than 650,000 Rohingya out of the country, killed at least 9,000 and destroyed over 350 villages since August 25, 2017.