Media team interviews local authorities and visits IDP camps in Sittwe

A media team consists of local journalists and foreign correspondents interviewed local authorities and visited IDP camps in Sittwe, the capital of Arakan on April 1, a displace person Maung Tin said from IDP camp of  Sittwe.
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Ten shops and one house set on fire in Sittwe

Sittwe, Arakan State: Ten shops and one house owned by Rohingya community were burnt downed into ashes by security force Hluntin November 6, in Sittwe (Akyab), the capital of Arakan, according to a villager named Sajedd from Debye village of Sittwe.
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Three released persons arrested again in Sittwe

Akyab (Sittwe), Arakan State:  Three released prisoners were arrested again in Sittwe (Akyab) on March 8 by police as courts was not satisfied with previous imprisonment under three penal codes, according to Bo Min Aung from Akyab.  Continue reading

HW Press release: Burma: Postpone Flawed Census to Avert Violence

Burma: Postpone Flawed Census to Avert Violence
Stop Further Attacks on Aid Workers in Arakan State

(New York, March 29, 2014) – Burma’s national government should postpone the planned nationwide census to prevent growing communal violence and attacks on the aid community, Human Rights Watch said today. At greatest risk are vulnerable Muslim communities and aid workers from international organizations.

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Emergency Act 144 and curfew again impose in Sittwe

Sittwe, Arakan State: Arkan State government again imposed Emergency Act 144 and dusk-to-dawn curfew today at about 4:00 pm after Rakhine mobs attacked all INGOs – aids working groups ‘offices and its residences, according to residents and official.

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101- Bangladeshi languishes in Sittwe Jail

Maugdaw, Arakan State:  101 Bangladeshi have been languishing jail in Sittwe, the capital of Arakan State, since one and half years ago, according to a letter sent by Anwar Hussain, who lives in Hasimpur village in Chittagong.  Continue reading

Police arrest college student at Sittwe (Akyab)

Sittwe (Akyab):  On April 29, at around 4:00pm, police from Sittwe, the capital of Arakan State arrested another student who is studying in Sittwe Degree Collage, regarding the April 26 clashes at Thet Kay Pyin village, said a close relative of the victim who denied to be named.
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