MYANMAR: FOUR ROHINGYAS SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR ATTACK ON POLICE OUTPOST
|File photo of Rohingya militants
February 23, 2018:
Four Rohingya militants were sentenced to death by a special court in Maungdaw district of Rakhaine state in Myanmar, according to a report by The Irrawaddy news magazine. (Sources: nenow.in, 24/02/2018)
The Rohingyas were found guilty among 30 people accused of an attack on Nga Khura police outpost in northern Maungdaw township on October 9, 2016 that killed two security officials.
The other 26 convicts were handed out sentences in jail ranging from 10 to 20 years.
Another 15 suspects were released after the court acquitted them, the report said quoting the deputy district judge of Maungdaw.
“The court sentences the four to death for the crime of homicide,” the report quoted the deputy judge as saying, adding that the 45 people were initially charged under articles 303, 326, 33 and 34 of the Myanmar penal code.
The deputy judge said hearings in the cases of another 294 Rohingya were under way at the special court and verdicts would be announced soon, the report further added.
Additionally, 76 Rohingya villagers accused of involvement in a series of attacks on security outposts on August 25 last year have been charged with committing acts of terrorism, according to the Rakhine State Attorney General’s office.