Children among hundreds of Rohingya detained in Myanmar crackdown

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from Reuters - Thomson Reuters Foundation
Published on 16 Mar 2017 View Original

Children as young as 10 years old are among hundreds of Rohingya Muslims detained on charges of consorting with insurgents

  • Previously unreported document details charges against 423 men and boys

  • All detainees charged under colonial "Unlawful Associations" law

  • Police say 13 minors - the youngest only 10 - are accused

  • Two special courts set up to deal with Rohingya detainees

  • Map showing where detainees are from: http://tmsnrt.rs/2mrugDe

By Wa Lone, Simon Lewis and Krishna N. Das

SITTWE, Myanmar/COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh, March 17 (Reuters) - Children as young as 10 years old are among hundreds of Rohingya Muslims detained on charges of consorting with insurgents, according to a police document seen by Reuters that sheds new light on Myanmar's security campaign in the country's northwest.

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