Rakhine leader gets 20 yrs for treason | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, March 20, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:06 AM, March 20, 2019

Rakhine leader gets 20 yrs for treason

A Myanmar court yesterday sentenced a prominent ethnic Rakhine leader to 20 years in jail for treason, a verdict likely to intensify anger amid fighting between the ethnic group and the army. Aye Maung, the former chairman of the Arakan National Party -- which is renowned for hardline views against the Rohingya Muslim minority -- was sentenced for treason and defamation over an allegedly inflammatory speech in January 2018, a day before deadly riots.

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