Bangladesh authority arrests at least 38 refugees after Mohibullah’s assassination

On Sunday, the Bangladesh authority has announced that they have arrested around 38 Rohingya refugees in a series of raids in camps after the murder of Mohibullah, who was one of the most respected moderate voices to advocate the Rohingyas from the refugee camp.

“Police so far arrested 38 Rohingya from different refugee camps since the murder of Muhib Ullah,” Rafiqul Islam, an additional police superintendent in Cox’s Bazar, told BenarNews.

Although, Mohibullah’s family and fellow community leaders have indicted the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA).

Rohingya community leaders and rights activists have repeatedly said members of the militant outfit are active in the refugee settlement and Mohib Ullah’s family had said last week that they were afraid of leaving their homes.

An unnamed senior leader of Mohibullah’s organization said, “Since Mohib Ullah’s murder, I haven’t been able to go home. I’ve been hiding since the murder. ARSA members are following us and threatening us. I am helpless.”

Another community leader said, “ARSA militants tried to kidnap one of my relatives and the son of one of our members. Now we are all scared of our life. They want to kill me.”

According to many Rohingyas, ARSA has created a reign of terror in the camps.


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