Cox’s Bazar, April 24
13 Bangladeshi hospitalized due to the
torture of the Burmese Nasaka
13 Bangladeshi woodcutters have been hospitalized in Cox’s Bazar District in
According to the woodcutters, the detained 32 people were tied to the trees by the Nasaka and beaten with wooden sticks and swords. As a result of the torture, 13 people have been severely injured and admitted to intensive care at Ramu and
Ordinarily, the Bangladeshi woodcutters are allowed into
A father of an injured woodcutter said to a local Bengali newspaper that he could not understand why the Nasaka troops tortured his son and another woodcutter. He said the woodcutters and the troops knew each other well since the former always provided money and other gifts with each entry into the woods.
In a separate incident on April 14, 20 Bangladeshi nationals were also detained by the Nasaka near the Border Post (46). They are yet to be released.
Such kinds of hostile behaviors towards Bangladeshi citizens from the Burmese authority have led to developing tensions across the Burma-Bangladesh border, and inter-border activities have been suspended for the time being. #
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