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Four Muslims Jailed for Murder in Meikhtila

11 July 2013

Four Muslim men found guilty of committing murder during religious riots in the central Burmese city of Meikhtila in March have been given prison sentences, reports AFP. Meikhtila District chairman Tin Maung Soe said on Wednesday that the four men had been sentenced the previous day. All four were found guilty of the murder of a student during the unrest, while three were also convicted over the killing of a local man. Earlier this month, two Buddhist men were sentenced to seven years in prison for murder. They were the first Buddhists known to be sentenced for serious offences over the rioting, which left at least 44 people dead. So far, at least 14 Muslims have been jailed in connection with the outbreak of religious violence.

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