Burma Times Correspondent: July 08, 2015
A special court in Buthidaung released 62 Rohingyas from the infamous Buthidaung jail on July 1.
The freed men were arrested in the aftermath of the 2012 riots from different villages of Maungdaw. At that time, the security forces arrested thousands and subjected them to brutal torture in jail. Hundreds are feared dead from the torture.
Many of the Rohingyas arrested were guilty of defending their villages from Rakhine mobs. Others had absolutely no connection to any violence.
Those arrested were not given the opportunity to defend themselves.