Eight Rakhine youth were released from Mrauk U prison yesterday, after they were detained for a protest in January.
“They punched me and hacked my hair off. Then they tied me with a rope and hung a sign around my neck.
Arakanese villagers, some armed with swords and sticks, reportedly set up makeshift checkpoints at six points around the Rohingya quarter.
Buddhists in Arakan protest against aid organisations they accuse of giving support to Muslim Rohingya militants.
In a surprise move, Commander-in-Chief Senior-General Min Aung Hlaing and top officials from the Arakan National Party (ANP) met in Naypyidaw on Wednesday, according to the Office of the Commander-in-Chief.
The Arakan Liberation Party (ALP) ethnic armed group has offered to assist the Arakan State government in securing its citizens as the western state continues to grapple with unrest.