Bangladeshis Given Five Year Sentence in
24 Bangladeshi woodcutters were sentenced to five years each by a Burmese court for violation of immigration and forestry laws.
The woodcutters appeared before the court in
These woodcutters were detained by the Nasaka, the Burmese border security on April 14.
They were arrested while they were cutting wood in Burmese territory. A patrol team of Nasaka Region One encountered the group of Bangladeshi woodcutters near Border Post 46.
The woodcutters had been cutting the wood for many months by bribing the Nasaka officers. But at that time Nasaka officers refused to accept the bribe and arrested them.
Before the incident several Nasaka officials were dispelled from their job by
The woodcutters are from
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