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Myanmar court sentences 4 family members in maid abuse

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:12:09 GMT2017-12-15T10:12:09Z

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- A court in Myanmar sentenced four members of a family to as much as 16 years in prison with hard labor on Friday after finding them guilty of enslaving and abusing their two teenage maids, in a case that has prompted widespread public outrage over the girls' treatment....

Reuters demands Myanmar release 2 arrested journalists

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:06:45 GMT2017-12-14T11:06:45Z

BANGKOK (AP) -- Reuters news agency called on Myanmar to immediately release two of its journalists who were arrested for possessing "important secret papers" obtained from two policemen who had worked in Rakhine state, where violence widely blamed on security forces has forced more than 630,000 minority Rohingya Muslims to flee into neighboring Bangladesh....

Aid group: At least 6,700 Rohingya killed in Myanmar

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:52:46 GMT2017-12-14T10:52:46Z

BANGKOK (AP) -- International aid group Doctors Without Borders said its field survey has found at least 6,700 Rohingya Muslims were killed between August and September in a crackdown by Myanmar's security forces....