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Court to hear bid to set aside caning for Rohingya refugees tomorrow

Reuters

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Modified 21 Jul 2020, 11:50 am

A court tomorrow will hear a bid to set aside caning sentences handed down to 27 Rohingya Muslim refugees from Myanmar, lawyers said, a punishment that rights groups have decried as vicious and tantamount to torture.

Muslim-majority Malaysia has long been a favoured destination for Rohingya seeking a better life after escaping a 2017 military crackdown in Myanmar and, more recently, refugee camps in Bangladesh...

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