Sri Lankan Monk Among Seven Jailed for Attack on Rohingya

The suspects reportedly stormed a United Nations safe house to attack 31 Rohingya Muslims who had been sheltered there since April.

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COX' BAZAR, BANGLADESH - MARCH 16, 2017 : Rohingya refugees from Myanmar waiting for food aid in Kutupalong refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.
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 Sri Lankan authorities have arrested seven people, including at least one Buddhist monk, suspected of storming a United Nations safe house for Rohingya Muslim refugees last week. Monk Akmeenmana Dayaratana and another suspect were arrested Monday and ordered to remain behind bars until at least Oct. 9, said police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara. He said the other five suspects were arrested and remanded over the weekend. They are accused of being among dozens of protesters from…

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