Myanmar jails trio over Meiktila unrest
- Published: 12 Apr 2013 at 19.25
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YANGON - Three people including a gold shop owner have been jailed for 14 years in connection with religious riots in Myanmar last month, state media and police said Friday.
A Muslim man gestures as he walks past a destroyed building near a mosque in riot-hit Meiktila, central Myanmar on March 21, 2013. Forty-three people have been killed in riots in central Myanmar in the worst communal violence since Buddhist-Muslim clashes in western Rakhine state last year. (AFP File Photo)
The three Muslims - who also include the owner's wife and an employee - were accused of beating a Buddhist customer in an argument over a gold hairpin in the town of Meiktila in central Myanmar on March 20.
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