Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Local Police and Soldiers Take Bribes from Refugee’s Parents Whose Sons and Daughter Resettle in Third Countries

Kyutphru, Arakan State, Dec. 5—Local police and soldiers routinely take money from Arakanese refugees’ parent after the authorities learned the refugees were going to resettle in the United States of America. In small village Kyut Tang in Kyutphru Towship, the community member knew when their daughters and sons called their parents when they were about to resettle in the US. The news was therefore separated to local authority. Then the village head informed nearby police and military station the news. Then they came to the village and asked money from the parents. When the refugee’s parents could not effort to pay lager amount of money, they were detained for several days until their relatives paid the money. This kind of bribes taken by the police and soldiers in the Arakan state is widely reported.

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