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Myanmar court sentences Muslim man to 26 years jail

Myanmar court sentences Muslim man to 26 years jail

June 13, YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — The court sentenced 48-year-old Ne Win on Tuesday after he was convicted of attempted murder, causing serious injury and possession and use of illegal drugs, said National League for Democracy member Sai Myint Maung, who attended the trial. A Muslim man whose attack on a Buddhist woman set off […]

June 13, 2013 | By More
Radical Buddhist monks, prejudice fuel Myanmar violence

Radical Buddhist monks, prejudice fuel Myanmar violence

May 01, LASHIO, Myanmar (AP) — Instead, her wrath was reserved for minority Muslims she accused of igniting Myanmar’s latest round of sectarian unrest. “This happened because of the Muslims,” she declared, sifting through charred CDs in the ruins of her recording studio. When a huge mob of Buddhist thugs crawled on the roof of […]

June 1, 2013 | By More
Fearful Myanmar Muslims shelter in monastery

Fearful Myanmar Muslims shelter in monastery

May 30, LASHIO, Myanmar (AP) — The army transported terrified Muslim families by the truckload out of a neighborhood in Lashio where overturned cars and motorcycles that had been charred a day earlier left black scars on the red earth. More than 1,000 Muslims who fled Myanmar’s latest bout of sectarian violence huddled Thursday in […]

May 30, 2013 | By More
Anti-Muslim violence strikes again in Myanmar’s town bordering with China

Anti-Muslim violence strikes again in Myanmar’s town bordering with China

May 29, LASHIO, Myanmar (AP) — Many Buddhists and Muslims stayed locked inside their homes and shops were shuttered after Tuesday’s violence in Lashio town, near the border with China, the latest region to fall prey to the country’s spreading sectarian violence. The rioting in Lashio was sparked by reports that a Muslim man had […]

May 29, 2013 | By More