Friday, 10 April 2020

Buthidaung, Burma: Persecution is a byword in parts of Burma. A Rohingya was jailed for a year by Burmese authorities because his brother came for a visit to their village in Arakan State from Saudi Arabia.  The arrested Rohingya, Abdullah (22) son of Zalal Ahammed belongs to Kwe Wine Kat village-tract of Buthidaung Township, said a villager who came to the border. On August 7, Nasaka, Burma’s border security force, camp No. 21, received information that Abdullah’s brother Shafi Ullah had come from Saudi Arab to his home at around 3:00 p.m. Early next morning, a group of Nasaka personnel went to his house and arrested him. He was taken to the Nasaka camp, said the chairman of the village. In the Nasaka camp, he was asked why he had not informed them that his brother had come to his house. His brother has been living in Saudi Arabia and working to fend for the family, the chairman added. In the camp, he was brutally beaten up and tortured by Nasaka personnel and detained for a week. On August 15 after taking a bribe of Kyat 500,000 for his release, the Nasaka did not release him but sent him to jail for a year.