Thursday, 16 August 2018

August 2010

Maungdaw, Arakan state: Five villagers were arrested, tortured and later money extorted from them by Burma’s border security force (Nasaka) on August 25, while on the way home after cutting pillars from the forest to construct latrines on the say so of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), said a close relative of the victims.  
Read more: Five villagers arrested in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State: The construction of barbed wire fencing on the Burma- Bangladesh border has led to extortion from the Rohingya community. The junta declared that the construction of the fence was to stop smuggling and human trafficking, said a local elder. 
Read more: Fence construction leads to extortion in Maungdaw

Maungdaw Arakan State: Burma’s border security force (Nasaka) has been using forced labor since August 18, from villages of Maungdaw north to pave stones on the Maungdaw-Bawli Bazaar Road, said a village leader on condition of anonymity. 
Read more: Forced labor in Ramadan month, in Maungdaw

Ukhiya, Cox’s Bazaar: Refugee teachers of Kutupalong registered Burmese refugee camp went on strike yesterday in the camp for not getting bonus for the Eid Festival from an NGO, the Research Training and Management (RTM) international, said a refugee teacher from the Kutupalong camp. 
Read more: Refugee teachers go on strike in Kutupalong registered camp

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Burma’s border security force (Nasaka) arrested a fisherman while he was fishing in a dam near his house on August 18, said a relative of the fisherman.
Read more: Nasaka arrests fisherman