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NaSaKa Detains Two Rohingyas in MaungdawSalem-News.com
Reliable sources tell us many Rohingyas are extorted for money by authorities in northern Arakan.
(MAUNGDAW, Arakan State) - The Burma border security force (NaSaKa) detained two Rohingyas in their area, known as number 8, ten days ago, according to a local businessman.
“They were arrested over allegation for involving in human trafficking - sending Rohingyas to Malaysia by sea route,” the witness said.
The arrestees are: Master Reziwan (30), son of Nazir Ahmed and Holu (25), son of Halim, of Gawyahkhali village in the Maungdaw Township.
According to villagers, the two persons are innocent, are are not involving in human trafficking.
"They are staying in their house without jobs as the authority imposed movement restriction on Rohingya after conflict between Rohingya and Rakhine on June 8, 2012," one Gawyahkhali resident said.
Many Rohingyas were arrested over false allegations to extort money by the concerned authority in northern Arakan, reliable sources tell us.
However, we understand that the NaSaKa officer has demanded Kyat 700,000 for their release, but nobody has been able to fulfill the officer's demand. So, they have been detained and tortured in the camp since yet, said an aide of NaSaKa.
In northern Arakan State, thousands of Rohingyas have been facing shortages of food, movement restriction, arbitrary arrest, extortion money and many have jobless since the problems broke out last year.
Source: The Voice Of Rohingya
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