Bangladesh arrests brother of Rohingya insurgency leader

Bangladesh arrests brother of Rohingya insurgency leader

16/1/2022 12:27:00 PM

Bangladesh arrests brother of Rohingya insurgency leader

COX\u0027S BAZAR: Bangladesh police said on Sunday (Jan 16) they had arrested the brother of a notorious insurgent leader whose organisation has been blamed for murders and drug trafficking in sprawling Rohingya refugee camps. The country is home to around 850,000 members of the stateless Muslim minority, who l

COX'S BAZAR: Bangladesh police said on Sunday (Jan 16) they had arrested the brother of a notorious insurgent leader whose organisation has been blamed for murders and drug trafficking in sprawling Rohingya refugee camps.The country is home to around 850,000 members of the stateless Muslim minority, who live in patchwork and overcrowded settlements after fleeing systemic discrimination and violence in neighbouring Myanmar.

The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) militant group has been accused of assassinating political opponents, running narcotics and instilling a climate of fear in the camps.Mohammad Shah Ali, arrested on late Saturday by the elite Armed Police Battalion, is the half-brother of ARSA's infamous leader Ataullah Abu Ammar Jununi.

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