112 persons without legal documents sentenced to jail in Bogale

Bengalis are pictured being arrested in Bogale Township.

The Bogale township court sentenced 112 persons without legal documents to two to five years imprisonment on 6 January, according to Ayeyawady Region Police Force.
On 20 December 2022, a total of 112 Bengalis, including 12 children and 47 females without any official documents, entered by motorboat and were arrested near Kadonlay island in Bogale township. The action was taken against them under Section 6 (3) of the Myanmar Registration Act.
The court also sentenced five children aged under 13 to two years’ imprisonment, seven children aged above 13 to three years’ imprisonment and the rest – 53 males and 47 females – to five years’ imprisonment each.
On 8 January, all the children were sent from the Pyapon prison to the Hnget-Aw-San Youth Training School in Kawhmu township of Yangon region. —TWA/MKKS

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