A Rohingya Sentenced To 7 Years For Using Mobile Phone Provided By Myanmar Mililtary
May 25, 2014
Taung Pyo Let Wal – A Rohingya from Taung Pyo Let Wal sub-township of Maungdaw District in Arakan State was sentenced to 7 years for using mobile phone provided by Myanmar military.
Aman Ullah S/o Salim Ullah from Ward No. (1) of Taung Pyo Let Wal sub-township in Maungdaw District is working in the border fence construction at GE Construction unit of Myanmar military. Senior Sergeant Myo Thein gave him a Bangladesh mobile phone to communicate with him as there are not many Myanmar mobile phones in this area.
On May 22nd in the afternoon Aman Ullah was going to Kyain Chaung village and he was arrested with that phone at Kyaing Chaung bridge check post by the Border Guard Police. He was then sent to Maungdaw police station.
Maungdaw police sued him and sent him to Maungdaw court on May 23rd. He got no chance to hire a lawyer to defend himself. Maungdaw court sentenced him to 7 years without any further investigation why he had a Bangladesh mobile phone. Aman Ullah wasn’t sent to Buthidaung prison up to now but in a cell at Maungdaw police station.
On May 24th Senior Sergeant Myo Thein met the family of Aman Ullah and promised them that he will appeal to the court and he will do his best for the release of Aman Ullah.
MYARF contributed in reporting.