Myanmar jails more rioters for unrest

Yangon, July 11 (IANS) Myanmar courts have sentenced 20 more rioters to two to 15 years in prison with hard labour for being involved in a deadly riot in northern Mandalay region, official media reported Thursday.

In April and May, 10 other rioters, including three main instigators, were sentenced to two to 17 years in prison, reported Xinhua.

The Meikhtila riot was sparked by a brawl between buyers and sellers over a bit of gold clip at a gold shop in the township March 20. The violence left more than 11,000 people homeless.


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