Burma Times Correspondent: August 19, 2015
Villagers in Hashurata, Maungdaw South are staying out of their homes amidst rumours that the security forces guided by the associates of tabbe Sawdeya Oo are preparing a list of people to be arrested.
Unknown assailants shot Sawdeya on Friday night. Despite lack of evidence, security forces are known to be preparing for a massive crackdown against the general populace in response to the attack on the pro government man.
One of the close associates of Sawdeya, a man named Ayatollah is alleged to be helping police prepare the list off innocent men and women. Already five innocent women have been arrested and tortured in police custody.
In recent years, Sawdeya and his associates have unleashed a brutal reign of terror in this area, raping women and kidnapping children for the purpose of transporting them to Thailand. He is infamous for handing over his own female relatives to the security forces to be raped. Many who protested against Sawdeya have been imprisoned and tortured. No it is feared that Rohingyas in the area who have been vocal against the misdeeds of the infamous tabbe will face extreme torture in police custody.
Since 2012, hundreds have died under torture in police custody.
Also many parents wishing their daughters not to be kidnapped by Sawdeya’s henchmen have quietly transported them over the border into Bangladesh. It is feared that the miscreants might use this opportunity to extract revenge by incorporating them in the list.
Meanwhile on Monday, military personal suddenly attacked children grazing cattle in the fields and told them not to come here anymore unless they have the green card. An associate of Sawdeya, Zaid Hossain has been put in charge of convincing the Rohingyas to accept the green card.
Military also seized fish and nets from a group of fishermen coming back from the rivers.