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Myanmar Sentences 20 From Alleged Trafficking Ship

Myanmar says it has convicted 20 crew members of a ship that was found off the country’s coast last month carrying more than 200 migrant workers. Court attorney Aung Kyaw Nyunt told VOA Burmese Wednesday that the men, including the Thai captain, were given prison terms of five years each. “They are imprisoned under the Immigration Act, not on human trafficking charges. They pled guilty to the charges, so [the] court decided the sentence. But they will [still] face the charges for the...

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