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According to Ground News, the Myanmar military released 26 prisoners from Buthidaung jail, originally from Maungdaw township, on April 26th, 2024. However, upon their release, they found all roads closed due to ongoing fighting between the Myanmar military and the Arakan Army, preventing their return to Maungdaw.

Four Rohingya from Kyauk Phyu Taung village of Buthidaung aided and guided them through mountainous roads to their destination.

During their return journey from Buthidaung to Maungdaw through the mountains, Arakan Army forces intercepted and arrested them halfway. They were blindfolded, tied up, and taken to an Arakan Army post for interrogation. They were then taken away individually. The last survivor witnessed a chilling scene at a hilltop, where several Arakan Army members were armed with bloodied sticks, knives, and guns. Fearing for his life, he managed to escape by jumping from the hill and returning to Maungdaw. He fears the other three companions might have been killed, seeing no chance of their survival.

The names of the Rohingya arrested are:

  1. Mohammad Moju
  2. Mohammad Eliyas
  3. Mohammad Lazim

Rohingya Vision News