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By Rohingya Vision TV

Akyab, Arakan: Two Rohingya youths leading Taraweeh (Special prayer in the month of fasting) prayer were tortured and harassed by the Burmese military in an Internally Displaced people’s camp (IDP) in Akyab yesterday (9th May 2019), reports a Rohingya from the scene.

At around 11:20 PM, a group of a 7-8 armed military arrived at BorDail IDP camp and started torturing two Rohingya youths, who were leading the Taraweeh prayer in this holy month of fasting.

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Later the group of military also tortured the area elderly and administrator for having the Taraweeh prayer in their area Masjid (Mosque).

According to locals, they were also seen to chase the people in the area and were spotted to torture pedestrians.

Religious restrictions on Rohingya is a rooted genocidal tool in Arakan (Rakhine), where Rohingya in almost all areas of Arakan are totally barred from any form of religious practices and teachings, esp. after the state-sponsored violence on Rohingya in 2012.

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