Tensions continue in Ludaing, Hlun Htein opens fire

April 10, 2017

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Maungdaw- A Hlun Htein team entered Ludaing in Maungdaw North on Sunday and fired blank shots, spreading panic in the area.

Ludaing was one of the villages at the forefront of the crackdown and as a result villagers fled the area as the gun was fired, fearful that security forces are launching another clearance operation.

However a young man was intercepted and carried away by the Hlun Htein on allegation of possessing a Bangladeshi mobile phone.

Almost a dozen men were earlier arrested and brutally tortured last week. There are reports that two might have died under dreadful torture.

Torture of Muslim prisoners continue to be a common practice, with hundreds reported to have died a slow painful deathful in recent years in custody.