Burma Times Correspondent: June 27, 2015
Shelters holding detained migrants in Taimbru, Maungdaw North broke down in face of heavy rain on Thursday night.
The heavy rain and strong wind continued throughout the night and the migrants had to stay under the open sky till dawn. It was only after the sehri times had ended that police took them into a shelter.
Sehri is the meal of Muslims taken before the dawn prayers during fasting.
Police has made it very difficult for rescued migrants to practise their religious duties in these camps. During prayers, the migrants are often cursed in filthy language and sometimes stones are thrown at them.
Two ships full of migrants were rescued by Burmese navy. The migrants have mostly been huddled in camps in Taimbru near the Bangladesh border.
On Thursday, 20 migrants were sentenced to five years imprisonment for human trafficking charges. Sources are saying other Rohingya migrants held at Taimbru might be imprisoned on similar charges.