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Myanmar frees soldiers jailed for killing Rohingyas after less than a year

The soldiers were freed in November last year, two inmates said, meaning they served less than one year of their 10-year prison terms for the killings at Inn Din village.

Shoon Naing Simon Lewis  |  Yangon 

Myanmar has granted early release to seven soldiers jailed for the killing of 10 Rohingya Muslim men and boys during a 2017 military crackdown in the western state of Rakhine, two prison officials, two former fellow inmates and one of the soldiers told Reuters. The soldiers were freed in November last year, two inmates said, meaning they served less than one year of their 10-year prison terms for the killings at Inn Din village. They also served less jail time than two Reuters reporters who uncovered the killings. The journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, spent more than 16 ...

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First Published: Mon, May 27 2019. 09:11 IST
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