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Myanmar Police Arrest, Torture And Rob A Rohingya Refugee In Sittwe

Mohammed Hashim

RB News 
April 22, 2014

Sittwe, Arakan – A Rohingya refugee from Thet Kay Pyin in Sittwe city of Arakan state was arrested by Hlun Htaine police. He was tortured and robbed. 

On April 20th at 8 pm Mohammed Hashim S/o Mohammed Sayed (Age 33) from Thet Kay Pyin refugee camp was arrested by Hlun Htaine police while he was coming back from work in They Chaung village. The police took him to the outpost located in Manzi junction.

When he arrived at the police outpost he was forced to take off his shirt and wear the shirt of Hlun Htaine police. The police did that intentionally not to draw attention to him by the people who were passing through the outpost. 

The police beat him from the time he arrived to the outpost until released on April 21st at 10 am. He was severely tortured and his money (3000 kyat) was robbed by the police. 

On April 21st in the morning the camp leader went to the police outpost and appealed to release the innocent refugee and finally he was released.

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