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Myanmar sentences 7 soldiers for Rohingya killings in internationally scrutinised case

Seven Myanmar soldiers have been sentenced to prison for their role in the killings of 10 Rohingya Muslim men, reports the BBC.

The soldiers will serve 10 years, with hard labour for “contributing and participating in murder,” said the military press statement.

Four officers and three non-officers were found guilty for their part in the killings in the village of Inn DIN.

The killings received intense scrutiny from the international community after two Reuters journalists who were investigating the killings were arrested in Myanmar. The Reuters journalists are still currently held in prison.

Myanmar has ben accused by the UN of ethnic cleansing and genocide in its actions against the Rohngya community.