Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Myanmar Military Members Get Prison after Rohingya Slayings

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Myanmar Military Members Get Prison after Rohingya Slayings

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Polish leaders who died in plane crash honored

Poland's ruling party leader unveiled a monument Tuesday remembering the victims of the 2010 airplane crash in Russia that killed President Lech Kaczynski, the first lady and other political and military leaders, the worst tragedy to befall the nation in decades.

Thousands of Poles attended the Warsaw ceremony, part of events marking the eighth anniversary of a crash near Smolensk airport in Russia. Relatives of the 96 people killed took part in the ceremony.

The crash was declared an accident, but ruling party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski alleges it resulted from foul play. Moscow has not yet returned the plane's wreckage or the flight recorders.

Prison time for soldiers in Rohingya deaths - Myanmar's military on Tuesday sentenced seven personnel to 10 years in prison and hard labor as alleged accomplices in the killing of 10 Rohingya Muslims in troubled Rakhine state, where the country's security forces carried out a brutal crackdown against the minority group, officials said.

The army in January made a rare admission that its soldiers had killed 10 Rohingya villagers who were captured last year in Inn Din village in northern Rakhine.

War survivors sue to block Nazi books - Three survivors of World War II atrocities have sued a Polish publisher of books that contain Nazi propaganda and Holocaust denial, a lawyer in Poland said Tuesday.

Wojciech Kozlowski, with international legal firm Dentons, said the lawsuit filed last week is the first of its kind in Poland. It targets Katmar publishing house, which in 2016 published two books by the late Belgian Nazi collaborator and SS officer Leon Degrelle, and editor Andrzej Ryba.

Kozlowski said the plaintiffs are seeking a court order to stop distribution of the books, "The Age of Hitler 1" and "The Age of Hitler 2. Hitler the Democrat. …

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