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8 Myanmar detainees die in Medan brawl

  • Apriadi Gunawan

    The Jakarta Post

Medan   /   Sat, April 6 2013   /  10:47 am
Illegal aliens: A police officer stands guard illegal migrants from Myanmar at an immigration detention center in Medan, North Sumatra, on Friday. Eight illegal migrants were killed during a fight between Buddhist and Muslim asylum seekers from Myanmar, a police official said.(Reuters/Y.T Haryono)(Reuters/Y.T Haryono)

Illegal aliens: A police officer stands guard illegal migrants from Myanmar at an immigration detention center in Medan, North Sumatra, on Friday. Eight illegal migrants were killed during a fight between Buddhist and Muslim asylum seekers from Myanmar, a police official said.(Reuters/Y.T Haryono)A brawl between two groups of Myanmar illegal immigrants of different faiths has led to the deaths of eight Buddhist fishermen at an immigration detention center in Belawan, near Medan, North Sumatra, over alleged sexual harassment of a female Muslim refugee.

The eight fishermen were Aung Thu Win, 24, Aung Than, 44, Min-Min, 24, Win Tun, 32, Nawe, 23, Aye, 23, Myo, 20, and Sam Iwin, 45. Their bodies have been brought to the Pirngadi General Hospital in Medan for autopsy.

The nearly three-hour brawl also injured 21 Muslim refugees of the Rohingya ethnic group.

Witnesses said...