MYANMAR SOLDIERS GIVEN 10 YEARS OF HARD LABOUR OVER ROHINGYA KILLINGS

YANGON, Myanmar ,Myanmar’s military on Tuesday announced it had sentenced seven soldiers to 10 years of hard labour over the killing of 10 minority Rohingya Muslims in September last year.

The seven, including four officers, were sentenced to hard labour at a “prison in a remote area” under section 71 of the military act as the Rohingya “were not arrested and punished according to procedures,” a statement posted on the commander in chief’s Facebook page stated.

Action was also being taken against civilians involved, the statement said.

Myanmar in January admitted that Buddhist Rakhine villagers and security forces killed 10 Rohingya Muslims in the village of Inn Dinn in the country’s western Rakhine State on September 2.

Source: NAM News Network