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Friday, July 26, 2019

Myanmar citizens deported from Singapore over alleged insurgent ties remanded in custody

REUTERS
July 26, 2019
YANGON (Reuters) - Six Myanmar nationals deported from Singapore over alleged links to an ethnic minority insurgent group were remanded in custody in Yangon on Friday, a court spokesman said, as relatives of the accused said they were being held incommunicado.
Ohn Tin, the mother of Hein Zaw, the arrested Arakanese Association-Singapore chairperson, speaks to the media outside of Mayangon court in Yangon, Myanmar, July 26, 2019. REUTERS/Myat Kyaw Thu 
“We issued another remand this morning for them,” Min Thant, an information officer at the Western District Court in the commercial capital of Yangon, told Reuters by telephone, without giving further details.

The five men and one woman were arrested in Singapore in early July and later deported to Myanmar, where they were arrested shortly after arriving.

Friday, April 26, 2019

Outcry mounts over deaths in custody in Myanmar's Rakhine State

Aljazeera 
26th April 2019

Military's Myawady newspaper blames 'heart failure' for deaths of men taken away by soldiers.
The Arakan Army is fighting for more autonomy for ethnic Rakhine Buddhists in a state infamous for the 2017 military crackdown against its Muslim-majority Rohingya [File: Min Kyi Thein/AP]

The deaths of three ethnic Rakhine men in Myanmar military custody and the secret cremation of their bodies has provoked outrage, as fears over military impunity increase in the intensifying conflict with Rakhine rebels.

The Arakan Army (AA) is fighting for more autonomy for ethnic Rakhine Buddhists in a state already infamous for the 2017 military crackdown against its Rohingya ethnic minority.

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