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Rohingya man sentenced to death for Myanmar attack

A Rohingya man accused of leading one of three deadly attacks on police stations in Myanmar’s western Rakhine state has been given the death sentence, officials said Tuesday.

Tin Maung Swe, spokesman for the Rakhine regional government, told Anadolu Agency a district court in the state capital Sittwe on Friday (Feb. 10) handed down the death sentence to a Rohingya man arrested soon after an attack on the Kotankauk border post near the country’s western frontier with Bangladesh in October.

“A 23-year-old man named Mahmed Nul [AKA Mahmed Nu or Aula] was given the death sentence for intentional murder as he was found guilty of leading the attack,” he said by telephone on Tuesday.

He added Mahmed Nul is also facing at least three other charges under the country’s penal code plus the Unlawful Association Act.

Thirteen other people arrested along with Mahmed Nul also appeared in court but have yet to be sentenced, Tin Maung Swe said.

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