Wounded Man Admitted To Hospital By Investigation Commission Later Arrested By Police
February 23, 2014
Maungdaw, Arakan – The Investigation Commission established by President Thein Sein had visited Duchiradan village in Maungdaw Township of Arakan State and a Rohingya wounded man sent to hospital for threatment by them was arrested by police after they left from Maungdaw.
On February 17, 2014, the Investigation Commission visited Duchiradan village and met two Rohingya men. One was wounded by bullets and another was wounded by a sword. The Commission sent the man wounded by sword to the hospital in Maungdaw for medical threatment. The mans name is Ziabul S/o Mamed Ameen (around 30-year-old).
The Investigation Commission left Maungdaw on February 20 and Ziabul was arrested yesterday. Just two days after the Commission left. He was first taken to his family by police. They then took a photo of him with his family. They didn’t return him to his family though. Instead they took him to an unknown place. The reason they took the photo with his family is to show the commission if they were questioned.
Ziabul reported the incidents of January 13 and 14 to the Commission, as he experienced many. After all, he himself was hacked by the swords of Rakhine extremists. Now the family is very worried as he was taken to an unknown place. They are worried that he will be killed by the police for speaking the truth and gave good evidence for the Investigation Commission.
Although the villagers wanted to contact the Investigation Commission and inform them of the matter they were not given any contact addresses or phone numbers. They are worried now that their lives are in great risk as many had spoke to the Commission on February 17. They said their lives must be protected by the Investigation Commission and the Government.