Thursday, July 16, 2015

Press Release of Arakan Army Concerning with two Burmese soldiers captured by Arakan Army

Press Release
16 July , 2015

Arakan Army is concern that two Burmese soldiers captured by Arakan Army during the battle with Myanmar Army on 29, 30 March ,2015. Ever since, they were treated by the AA with humanitarian background and dignity according to Geneva Convention the Treatment of Prisoner of War.

AA had meeting with representative from ICRC , Deputy Representative of Bangladesh at Dhaka on 10 June, 2015 and ICRC had agreed to provide safety and humanitarian assistance for those POWs, and thus we accordingly had handed over the two men, Corporal Naing Tun and Private Khine Zaw Lin on 14 July ,2015.

However, much to our dismay, the Bangladeshi Newspapers (The Daily News , The New Nation and Bangla News 24) reported that these two soldiers were captured by BGB and – their fates are unknown. If those POWs were repatriated by BGB back to Myanmar Army they could face penalty or very serious punishment. We believe that ICRC is fully aware of the facts and responsible for their welfare and safety.

Information Department
Arakan Army

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