Bangladesh charges 29 Rohingya over murdered activist Mohib Ullah | News


Ullah, the pinnacle of a Rohingya rights group, was gunned down in September 2021 in a refugee camp in Bangladesh.

Bangladesh police have charged at the least 29 Rohingya over the homicide of standard neighborhood chief Mohib Ullah final September, a prosecutor stated.

Ullah, the pinnacle of a Rohingya rights group, was gunned down in one among a number of sprawling camps in Bangladesh that collectively home nearly 1,000,000 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar.

The assassination of the favored native chief despatched shockwaves by the refugee neighborhood.

“Out of the 29, police have arrested 15 folks and the remainder are absconding,” prosecutor Faridul Alam informed AFP on Monday.

“At the least 4 of these arrested have made confessional statements over their roles within the homicide,” Alam stated, including that police have accomplished their probe and filed a cost sheet in opposition to the 29 suspects for the homicide of the 48-year-old.

Shortly after the killing, Ullah’s household blamed the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Military (ARSA), an armed group in Myanmar’s western state of Rakhine, that has been accused of dealing in narcotics, murdering political opponents and instilling a local weather of worry within the refugee camps.

The prosecutor stated police didn’t instantly maintain ARSA answerable for the homicide, however he added that “those that opposed repatriation [of the Rohingya back to Myanmar] killed Mohib Ullah. A few of them [who are charged] are members of ARSA”.

ARSA has denied any involvement in Ullah’s killing.

About 920,000 Rohingya refugees dwell in camps in Bangladesh, most of whom fled a navy onslaught in Myanmar in 2017 that the US has designated an act of genocide.

Working within the camps, Ullah and his colleagues quietly documented the crimes that his folks suffered by the hands of the Myanmar navy whereas urgent for higher situations.

The previous trainer shot to prominence in 2019 when he organised a protest of about 100,000 folks to mark two years since their exodus from Myanmar to Bangladesh.

He additionally met then US President Donald Trump within the White Home that 12 months and addressed a UN assembly in Geneva.

After the homicide, members of Ullah’s household took shelter in a UN-run transit camp and in April they have been relocated to Canada.

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