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Notorious Police Burned The Genitals Of Five Rohingya Women

RB News 
March 24, 2014

Maungdaw, Arakan – Police from Kyain Chaung police station have burned the genitals of five innocent Rohingya women after being arrested on March 10th and 15th on false allegations. 

An innocent Rohingya woman from Sin Thay Pyin hamlet of Longdon village tract was arrested by police on false allegation that she torched houses within the village. More than 100 houses were burnt down to ashes on March 10th. Although Phan Myaung hamlet of Nga Sar Kyu village tract was a distance away and a there is stream that is 100 feet wide between the two hamlets, 72 houses in Phan Myaung hamlet was also burnt down. The fire wasn’t accidental but it was systematically torched by Rakhine extremists by using chemicals. 

Again, fire started in the same hamlets on March 15th and 15 houses burnt down to ashes. Four innocent Rohingya women were arrested on that day and were brought to Kyain Chaung police station. The police harassed them by various ways. They burnt their genitals with candles. The women were sent to Kyain Chaung hospital on March 16th for the treatment. The doctor of the hospital, Dr. Nu Kaythi Zan blamed the police for inhumanly burning the genitals of the women, according to locals.

On March 17th, the women were sent to the court in Maungdaw for interrogation and later brought back to Kyain Chaung police station. As one woman has a baby who still in need of mother’s milk, the police brought the baby to the police station through the village administrator. The villagers from Kyain Chaung provided 3 sets of clothes for the women as they don’t have the clothes to change into.

From March 21st, the women were brought to Maungdaw police station and now they are under custody of Maungdaw police, the locals told RB News.

MYRAF contributed in reporting. 

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