Rohingya fisherman in critical conditions after Myanmar Navy’s gunshot in Rathedaung
By The Rohingya Post
On September 15, a Rohingya fisherman was shot by Myanmar Navy patrolling along Mayu River in Ku Lar Chaung, Rathedaung Township, Rakhine State.
Mohammed Rafiq, 36, son of Nur Muhammad was fishing on the river along with his daughter at around 11:00 AM local time.
Without any sign of indication or warning, the navy fired a shot which has pierced through from his left to right shoulder.
The fishing boat was driven back by his daughter to his village, Ahr Kar Taung, Yet Khone Taing village tract.
He was immediately being admitted to Hospital Rathedaung for emergency treatments.
It is reported that he remains in critical conditions.
Mr. Rafiq, who lives an impoverished life fishing, has six children including the daughter who was with him during the terror at the hands of Myanmar Navy.
Since September 12, 2020, Myanmar Military “deployed more than 2,500 additional troops” along the Rakhine and Chin states borders in Western Myanmar, bordering Bangladesh” after top generals held two meetings in Myanmar’s capital city Naypyidaw.
Despite the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ordering Myanmar to protect Rohingya civilians and prevent the genocide, Myanmar Armed Forces (Tatmadaw) constantly target the members of the Rohingya community in Rakhine State.