Rohingya jailed for travel

Occurred in Myanmar on Oct. 4, 2019 at 11:35 a.m.
Reported by Ko Min via Internet on Oct. 5, 2019 at 10:30 a.m.
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A court in Myanmar’s Ayeyarwady region sentenced 21 Rohingya Muslims from northern Rakhine state to two years in jail for trying to travel to Yangon and beyond without approved travel documents under a controversial immigration law. Eight youths arrested with them were sent to a juvenile detention center. The 29, along with a four-year-old child, were detained on Sept. 26 as they headed to the commercial city Yangon to find jobs or to leave the country and look for work abroad, local officials said at the time. They had travelled by boat from near the Rakhine capital Sittwe and were intercepted by police in the Ayeyarwady region’s Ngapudaw township, where a court handed down the jail sentences Friday under Myanmar’s 1949 Immigration Act. Source: https://www.rfa.org/english/news/myanmar/rohingya-documents-10042019155256.html
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