RAKHINE STATE – In Sitt Tway City, Rakhine, junta troops reportedly detained a Rohingya man after two of their officers were detained by the Arakan Army (AA) on Thursday (June 23).
One of the junta officer taken away was of “Captain” rank while the rank of the other one couldn’t be verified.
“I don’t know where the junta Captain was captured but the other one was said to be detained in Northern Sanpya Township, Sitt Tway. Now the security in the area has been tightened,” said a local.
After the incident, the junta troops unlawfully took away U Saw Lein, a 47 years old Rohingya man from Thatkaypyinzay Village. He was reportedly taken away from his home in a junta vehicle.
“He is a farmer. About 40 soldiers came to take him away. I cannot say for sure but he was possibly taken away on suspicions of having links to AA. His current whereabouts are unknown,” reported a witness.
Currently, in Rakhine State, there have been almost daily cases of junta soldiers getting arrested by the Arakan Army while the junta responded by illegally taking away civilians.
The junta troops are also reported to have interrogated the residents of Sitt Tway. Around 30 civilians have been arbitrarily detained by the junta troops in Rakhine, according to local news.