Four Motorcycle-Taxi Drivers Arrested and their Mobile Phones Confiscated by Arakan Army (AA)

(Paletwa – 12th Jan, 2019)

On 10th January, 2019 four motorcycle taxi drivers were arrested by members of the AA in Kyun Chaung Wah village, approximately 5 miles away from Miza village in Paletwa Township, Chin State. The motorbike riders were arrested at 9 am in the morning.

The motorbike riders were investigated and threatened for 2 hours and had their
mobile phones confiscated before being allowed to leave. Clashes between the AA and the Tatmadaw are common in this area, located in the upper region of the Kaladan River and sources reported hearing regular gunfire on the 9th and 10th January and also the presence of a helicopter gunship circling regularly.

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