Burma Times Correspondent: October 12, 2015
A Rohingya man was brutally tortured by military personal for going out of the IDP camp to fish.
On Friday, Abdul Hakim went out of the camp as there was no other way to collect food for his starving children.
As he was fishing, a group of military found him and took him to custody. There Hakim was brutally tortured.
He was later released on meditation of other Rohingyas in the Mebong IDP camp.
Rohingyas are forbidden to leave the IDP camp supposedly in the interests of their own security. As there is no work and no source to collect food in the IDP camps, Rohingyas survive only in near starvation circumstances. Additionally the WFP has slashed rations worsening the conditions of the hungry populace.
A weeks ago, some Rohingyas were tortured and forced to worship a Buddhist statue as a punishment for leaving the IDP camp to fish.
Living conditions in the IDP camps have been described by international observers as among the worst in the world.