Burma Times Correspondent: August 30, 2015
Three brothers have been arrested by BGP forces in Alima para near Kiladong, Maungdaw South.
Rashed Ullah, Solim Ullah and Hafiz Ullah were arrested from their homes in the pre dawn hours of Thursday.
Sources say the BGP surrounded their homes at around 4am, dragged them out in front of horrified family members and proceeded to beat them up without mercy.
They were taken to Kiladong and tortured mercilessly in custody. Locals say a BGP commander involved in the massacre of January 2014 led this operation.
Family members fearing the worst quickly came up with 500,000 kyats to secure their release.
Many young men in Kiladong have been arbitrarily arrested and brutally tortured in custody in the last one and a half years. Many are still in jail and face torture on a regular basis, which includes forced to walk on nails and brutal beatings.
In January 2014, a Rakhine mob backed by security forces attacked Kiladong and killed more than forty Rohingyas, mostly women and children who could not get away. In the aftermath of the now infamous massacre known commonly as the Du Charidan massacre, security forces cordoned of the area and refused to let international near the scene of the crime.
Instead, the government cracked down on survivors, especially those who spoke to the media and NGOs. Many were picked up and tortured in custody. Some of them still remain in jail.
Under the circumstance, locals are saying the three brothers were lucky to be released only after a day of torture. One of the victims, Rashid is however in a critical condition.