They cry. It is mind-boggling for the stateless muslim rohingya, that they are now standing in front of a judge. They are accused of travelling. Something they shouldn't.
Dozens of them are in tears. The 23 children perhaps most of all, since the Friday is being brought into the court in the city of Pathein to read the allegations on that journey without having the proper documents.
a total Of 93 muslims were arrested on 28. november on a beach in Irrawaddys delta. They were heading away from Myanmar's Rakhine state, home to the rohingya.
Since august of 2017 is more than 730.000 have fled to Bangladesh to get away from the violence in Myanmar. Here, the army carried out mass killings and rapes.
If the 93 people in the court, Pathein will be found guilty, they risk up to two years in prison. It writes Reuters.
"They say that they fled, because the conditions are difficult over there," says the defence lawyer Thazin Myint Myat Win. He referred to the Rakhine state.
In Rakhine state are living about 600,000 rohingya under conditions that the UN describes as terrible.
They can be subject to conditions for their movements, and their entire lives are determined by their status as stateless persons.
Many are trying to escape to the sea. They are trying to reach countries such as Malaysia and Indonesia.
Back in the courtroom have the girls colored headdresses on, while together with the boys will be lined up in a row.
While the judge spoke to them through an interpreter, cried they all together.
"You are not to make any noise in the court during the hearing. If you do that, you lose his rights," told the judge Khin Myat Myat Tun them.
the Next hearing for the 93 defendants will take place on 3. January.Date Of Update: 22 December 2019, 08:00