Myanmar soldiers sentenced to 10 years for massacre of 10 Rohingya Muslims

Conditions In Myanmar'Not Conducive To Rohingya Return United Nations

Conditions In Myanmar'Not Conducive To Rohingya Return United Nations

Kalam will accompany Win Myat Aye on the visit to the camps in Kutupalong, where many refugees live in shacks made of bamboo and plastic sheets that are unlikely to withstand heavy rains and storms brought by the monsoon season when it starts in June.

A month after their detention, the military issued a statement in a rare admission of wrongdoing that some of its security forces had been involved in the killing and pledging to take action against those responsible.

The bloody incident in Inn Din village on 2 September is the only atrocity to which the military has admitted during its violent crackdown in northern Rakhine state, which has forced some 700,000 Rohingya to flee over the border into Bangladesh since August a year ago.

"For the military personnel under the Military Act 71, four military personnel and three soldiers will be sentenced to 10 years in prison with hard labour and to be permanently expelled from the army", the statement said. "Three soldiers of other rank were demoted to the rank of "private", permanently dismissed from the military and sentenced to 10 years with hard labour at a prison in a remote area".

Myanmar's security forces launched brutal counterattacks against Rohingya Muslims after a Rohingya insurgent group attacked police outposts on August 25.

Two Reuters journalists detained while investigating the killings in Inn Din had bail applications denied Wednesday when a court in Yangon rejected a request to have a case against them dismissed.

The military said in a statement on December 18 that a mass grave containing 10 bodies of "Bengali terrorists" had been found on the outskirts of Inn Din village in northern Rakhine's Maungdaw region.

The European Rohingya Council (ERC) called on the global community to help protect Rohingya Muslims, who are fleeing state persecution in Myanmar. Local governments and also the army have carried.

The exodus of Rohingya Muslims followed an August 25 crackdown by the military in the northwestern Rakhine State.

After decades of discrimination and propaganda against them, the Rohingya are widely viewed as "Bengalis" - or illegal immigrants from Bangladesh - in the Buddhist-majority country.

Little or no information has been shown as the Myanmar authorities has denied fledgling employees and separate media access to northern Rakhine.

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