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A Rohingya Youth Hospitalized After Being Tortured By A Myanmar Military Captain

RB News 
June 21, 2014

Taung Pyo Let Wal, Arakan – A Rohingya youth from Taung Pyo Let Wal Sub-township in Maungdaw District of Arakan State had to be hospitalized after being inhumanly tortured by a Captain from the Myanmar military.

On June 20th at 9:30 pm a group consisting of 10 military forces led by Captain Myo Min Ko based in Zi Pin Chaung village in Taung Pyo Let Wal Sub-township patrolled the village. While doing so they entered the house of Zahid Hussein S/o Abdul Rahman with the reasoning of searching mobile phone. However, they didn’t find a mobile phone at Zahid Hussein’s house so they left. Then they beat four sentry guards who are volunteering as security personnel at night in the village. 

Mohammed Rafique S/o Molvi Mohammed (Age 19) was inhumanely beaten by Captain Myo Myint Ko. Reportedly Rafique got severe injuries. Afterwards, the villagers informed No. (4) Area Border Guard Police in-charge, Police Major Wai Linn Ko about the incident. Finally Wai Linn Ko helped in sending Rafique to Kyain Chaung hospital on June 21st at 1 am. Rafique is getting treatment in the hospital but as he is a poor person and wont be able to afford any expenditure for medication, according to a local.

“Military personnel are only responsible for regional security. They have right to patrol the villages but they haven’t the right in searching houses, disturbing the village sentry guards. They are committing many crimes just because they are armed.” a villager told RB News.

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