More night raids and arrests in Shab Bazaar


June 4, 2017

Buthidaung- Tatmadaw forces once again raided Shab Bazaar in Buthidaung on Friday night, and apprehended three men.

As the forces reached the village, locals who had been on alert for the last few days due to continuous raids and enforced dissappearances fled as soon as the Tatmadaw men approached.

However, the military forces chased down and took away three of the men who were trying to escape. They have been taken away to an undisclosed location.

A source has said that during the escapade, an old man had fallen at the edge of a pond and remained unconscious for two hours before others discovered him and came to his aid. He has sustained injuries in his eyes and face.

Night raids leading to arbitrary arrests and disappearances have taken place in Shab Bazaar on a continuous basis for the last few days, with many being whisked away without specific charges and their whereabouts remaining a mystery with family members fearing the dreaded torture common in custody and even death.