Members of 15 families of slain Rohingya leader Mohibullah’s relatives have been taken to a safe shelter due to security reasons.
Members of six families were taken to a centre on Thursday (October 14). Members of nine families will be taken to a centre.
Commander of 14 Armed Police Battalion Police Super Naimul Haq confirmed the news on Friday night.
Earlier, Rohingya leader’s family members requested immediate relocation to a safe shelter from the Rohingya camp first, before being moved to a third country.
The team of professionals are formally known as the Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar, (IIMM) or Myanmar Mechanism, and was created in 2018 by the Human Rights Council.Working out of Geneva, there are experts in gender violence and crimes against children; analysts with experience in international justice; specialists in open source evidence; and investigators working with sophisticated information systems.
The Mechanism was established after an Independent International Fact-Finding Mission found “clear patterns” of violations by the military, known as the Tatmadaw, and insisted that the perpetrators of the “gross human rights violations”, including those against the Rohingya, must not go unpunished.
The IIMM is not a court, neither does it have the power to prosecute. The hope is that all the information that could otherwise be lost, is preserved, and then shared with national, regional or international courts.
“Crime scenes get disturbed, bodies decompose, wounds can heal, people’s memories can fade, witnesses with information can pass away”, he explains. “So it’s very important to collect the information while you can.”
Insider sources said the late Rohingya leader’s dear ones and acquaintances were seeking safety and security as they had been receiving death threats. Mohibullah, chairman of the Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights, was shot to death by miscreants at Lombashia East-West Camp in Ukhia of Cox’s Bazar.