10 convicted over Myanmar unrest
- Published: 10 May 2013 at 11.19
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A group of 10 Buddhist men from Myanmar’s Rakhine State have been sentenced to between nine months and three years in prison for involvement in the sectarian violence that shook the town of Kyauk Taw last year.
Smoke rises from burning houses in Sittwe, capital of the western state of Rakhine on June 15, 2012. A wave of violence between Buddhists and Muslims in the region killed nearly 200 people and displaced more than 100,000 in June and October 2012. (AFP photo)
Judges ruled that the men, who have been detained since last June for allegedly destroying houses in a Muslim village, will have to carry out hard labour as part of their sentences, their lawyer Aye Nu Sein said.
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