Sunday, October 24, 2021

UN calls for investigation into killing of Rohingya leader Mohibullah, family blames ARSA insurgents

The United Nations has condemned the killing of Rohingya community leader Mohibullaha in the Cox’s Bazar area of Bangladesh on Wednesday and called on the authorities to investigate the incident, reports Reuters.

The UN Spokesperson urged the Bangladeshi authorities to investigate the killing and hold the people responsible for it to account.

The US Secretary of State Antony Blinken called Mohibullah a fierce advocate of the human rights of Rohingya Muslims around the world and demanded a transparent investigation into the case.

UNHCR, US Ambassador to Bangladesh , UK High Commissioner and European Union in Bangladesh among several other diplomats in Bangladesh and international organisations expressed shock at the incident and demanded an investigation into the incident.

Brother of the slain Mohibullah told AFP that Mohibullah had received death threats from the Myanmar insurgent group Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) due to his popularity and work among the Rohingya refugees living in Bangladesh camps.

The funeral of the slain Rohingya leader in Kutupalong camp at Cox’s Bazar on Thursday was attended by a large number of people from the area.

Rohingya community leader Mohibullah was gunned down by unknown assailants on Wednesday outside his office room in Kutupalong under Ukhia Upazila of Cox’s Bazar. He was a prominent leader of the Rohingya refugees living in the camps at Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh. Mohibullah worked for the safe and dignified return of Rohingyas to Myanmar. In 2019, he was invited by the US President Donald Trump to White House. He also took part in a UN programme in 2019 where he spoke about the atrocities against Rohingyas by the Myanmar military.

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