Indonesia Jails Myanmar Muslims Over Buddhist Killings

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Myanmar Rohingya Muslims listen to the judge’s verdict in Medan on Dec. 4, 2013. An Indonesian court sentenced 14 Rohingya Muslims to nine months in prison over the fatal attack of Myanmar Buddhists at a detention center in the country. (AFP Photo) Myanmar Rohingya Muslims listen to the judge’s verdict in Medan on Dec. 4, 2013. An Indonesian court sentenced 14 Rohingya Muslims to nine months in prison over the fatal attack of Myanmar Buddhists at a detention center in the country. (AFP Photo)

Medan. An Indonesian court on Wednesday jailed 14 Muslim Rohingya men from Myanmar for nine months each for bludgeoning eight Buddhists from their country to death in an Indonesian detention center.

The Rohingya asylum-seekers in April killed the Buddhist men, who had been detained for illegally fishing in Indonesian waters, as sectarian tensions in their home country flared.

The Rohingyas, aged 18 to 37, accused the fishermen of sexually harassing two Rohingya women and said the Buddhists started the violence in the detention center, in the port town of Belawan near Medan city on Sumatra island.

“The defendants have been proven legally and convincingly guilty of working together…

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I am a lawyer and social activist based in Delhi the capital of India. I report the nuances of our culture and life.
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