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Seven Myanmar soldiers sentenced to 10 years in jail over Rohingya massacre

The murders were part of a larger army crackdown on the Rohingya

Rohingya Crisis

Shoon Naing & Thu Thu Aung | Reuters  |  Yangon 

Seven Myanmar soldiers have been sentenced to “10 years in prison with hard labour in a remote area” for participating in a massacre of 10 Rohingya Muslim men in a village in northwestern Rakhine state last September, the army said on Tuesday. The military said in a statement published on Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing’s office Facebook page that seven soldiers have had “action taken against them” for “contributing and participating in murder”. The massacre was being investigated by two Reuters journalists - Wa Lone, 31, and Kyaw Soe ...

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First Published: Wed, April 11 2018. 08:02 IST