Burma: soldiers freed in Rohingya massacre

Seven soldiers imprisoned in Burma for killing 10 Rohingya Muslim men and boys have received an early releaseÔÇöserving less time than the reporters who uncovered the massacre they were convicted of.┬áThe soldiers were sentenced in 2018 to 10 years in prison for the killings at the village of Inn Din, but they “are no longer detained,” prison officials told Reuters. The news agency┬ásaid the men were freed in November. This┬ámeans┬áthey served less than one year of their 10-year terms.┬áThey are the only people to have been convicted for atrocities committed during the 2017 military campaign against the Rohingya in western Rakhine state, in which more than 700,000 were displaced. Meanwhile, the two Reuters reporters who were imprisoned on charges of revealing “state secrets” for reporting the massacre were also just releasedÔÇöafter serving 16 months. The reporters,┬áWa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, received a┬ápresidential amnesty┬áon May 6.

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