Arrest and torture as curfew declared in Hassu Rata


June 13, 2017

Maungdaw- A man was arrested and is being brutally tortured in custody as authorities declare curfew in the coastal village of Hassu Rata in Maungdaw South, according to our local correspondent.

Syedul Islam was arrested on Friday at around 8pm by BGP and Armed Police officers.

Local sources have confirmed Syedul is an accused in the murder of infamous village administrator Nurul Amin in Godusera.

The accused man is being brutally tortured in custody, according to sources. Torture in custody has resulted in the painful deaths and permanent disabilities of hundreds of Rohingya Muslims in the last few years.

Meanwhile as locals in Hassu Rata remain confined to their houses, there are fears that many will have to spend days without food as many of the villagers are dependent on a daily income for their survival.

At least 11 other men from the area reportedly face arrest over the killing of the village administrator in Godusera.