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Arbitrarily Arrest by Nasaka Sector 5 in Nothern Maungdaw Continues

QS Madani 
RB News 
March 4, 2013 

(Edited by Anwar Arkani) 

Maungdaw: A shopkeeper, Khabir Ahmed S/o Noor Mal, from Ngakura village tract, Maungdaw North was arrested by Nasaka sector 5 officer Tun Tun Naing for having Kerosene in his shop. Khabir Ahmed bought 100 gallons of Kerosene from Kyain Chaung market to resell at his shop. As the villages have no electricity, Kerosene-lamp is the main source of light for them. Although he bought them legally and has a voucher, and reselling the Kerosene is legitimate business, he was arrested and extracted money for no apparent reason. 

Tun Tun Naing is the right-hand-man of the commander-in-charge of Nasaka sector 5. He regularly creates problems and instigates clashes in Northern Maungdaw. He has been extorting money from Rohingyas on trivial and groundless accusations with the support of Nasaka Commander and Head of SaRaPha. It is apparent that his supportive bosses also get lion share from his easy-earned cash. 

Following four people from Ngakura village tract were arrested from social gatherings and market on groundless accusations. 

(1) Shamshu S/o Dawlah, 49 
(2) Mohammed Yasin S/o Hashim, 33 
(3) Abdul Alam S/o Sayed Alam, 35 
(4) Huson Ali S/o Mohammed Rafique, 40 

15 Rohingyas from Ahtet Pyu Ma, Ouck Pyu Ma and Dudan villages were arrested and two of them are Azer Huson S/o Kulu Miah, 47 and Jahangir Huson. The arrestees are being tortured inhumanly. 

On March 1, 2013, three Rohingyas from Shwe Zar village, Maungdaw Towship were arrested by Nasaka accusing them of being involved in June 2012 violence. The victims are Mohammed Khalek S/o Sultan Ahmed, Saleh Ahmed S/o Mustak Ahmed and Yunus S/o Raza Miah. Yunus was released on the following day after torturing and extorting 100’000 Kyats. The remaining two are being tortured and the Nasaka is demanding 600’000 Kyats from each for release. 

As the Nasaka’s harassment increases in the region, restriction of movement becomes harsher and survival for Rohingyas get tougher day by day. The daily-survival of Rohingyas in Northern Maungdaw depend on cutting woods from the forest, working on agricultural farms, fishing farms and border trade. Given the fear of arrest by NaSaKa, harassment by Rakhine settlers and restriction on movement, people are going through unbearable hardships and extreme poverty is prevalent. Hopelessness and anxiety prevail as they future looks gloomy. 

Rohingyas have been the cash-cow for NaSaKa, SaRaPha, Police, Hlonhtein, and the Buddhist settlers. Now that Rohingyas are at the brink of starvation and near extinction, the security forces are restless and in race to sucking out the last drop of blood from their dying cows. 

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