Burma Times Correspondent: September 05, 2015
A woman and her daughter in law has been robbed and beaten up by police at Maungdaw Tin Mile checkpoint.
On Sunday, Gulubi and her daughter in law Baru from Sidhar para were going to visit her son Abu Taher in prison. Taher was picked along with many others and since then have been subjected to brutal torture in prison. It is the first in a long time that he was allowed to be visited by relatives.
The women were naturally excited to be able to see Taher after many years and did some decent shopping. When the police saw the Rohingya women with so many goodies passing the check point they became very curious. On learning they were going to Maungdaw jail, the police seized all the goodies and started slapping the women saying the prison is not a guest house, and there is no need to visit a criminal.
The women then returned to their homes without visiting the jail.
Taher was picked by security forces after he along with others fought back a Rakhine mob in 2012. Thousands of innocent Rohingyas were arrested by security forces in the aftermath of the 2012 riots and tortured in the brutal prisons of Arakan state. Hundreds have died under torture since then.