Indian rebels sentenced by Myanmar court

20 May 2019
Indian rebels sentenced by Myanmar court
(File) Cadres of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) stand guard at a hideout camp near Amarpur inTinsukia district, some 600 kms from Guwahati, the capital city of India’s northeastern state of Assam on June 27, 2008. Photo: AFP

After launching a crackdown on camps belonging to northeast-based separatist groups in Myanmar, Hkamti District Court in the Sagaing region of Myanmar has sentenced 24 rebels from Assam and Manipur to two years in prison, News18 reported.

Speaking to News18, a Myanmar-based rebel leader said, “The jailed separatists belong to the United Liberation Front of Assam-Independent (ULFA-I), Manipur People’s Army (MPA), Kanglei Yawol Kanna Lup (KYKL), People’s Liberation Army (PLA), People’s Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (PREPAK) and People’s Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak.”

On January 29, the Tatmadaw (Myanmar Army) raided the headquarters of National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang faction (NSCN-K) in the “Naga Self-Administrative Zone” of Sagaing region Almost all camps in the region were destroyed and the rebels fled from the Taga area in Sagaing.