November 21, 2017

Investigation Commission interviews jailed suspects

A police officer recounts the violent attack that happened at Koetankauk Outpost as the investigation commission led by its Chairman Vice President U Myint Swe inspects the outpost. Photo: Zeyar (Mirror)
A police officer recounts the violent attack that happened at Koetankauk Outpost as the investigation commission led by its Chairman Vice President U Myint Swe inspects the outpost. Photo: Zeyar (Mirror)

As part of their investigation on the ground, members of the Rakhine State Investigation Commission led by Vice President U Myint Swe talked to some suspects in Sittway and Buthidaung prisons yesterday who are accused of involvement in the violent attacks of 9 October and 12 and 13 November in Maungtaw.
The commission first visited Buthidaung Prison and asked the accused questions about the attacks.
Later, the commission proceeded to Koetankauk Outpost and sought detailed information about the 9 October attack, including the violent raid, the death of one security guard and injuries of two others, the loss of two weapons, the capture of one violent attacker and the death of one attacker.
The commission continued to Sittway and talked to suspects to verify the situation on the ground.
Meanwhile, a team of the commission led by Dr Aung Tun Thet in Sittway met with INGOs and NGOs and sought information about delivery of humanitarian aid. Earlier this week, the commission completed interviews with Muslim communities in Maungtaw, where their interrogations revealed that alleged rapes and murders chronicled by The Guardian newspaper did not actually occur.
Afterward, the chairman and the commission left Sittway and arrived in Nay Pyi Taw in the evening.—Myanmar News Agency

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