Five-year-old boy among 30 Rohingya arrested for travelling in Myanmar

Nine children sent to juvenile detention centres as remainder of group face up to two years in prison for failure to produce ID cards

Myanmar faces calls to release 30 Rohingya men, women and children arrested in September while trying to travel from Rakhine state to the city of Yangon.

A total of 21 Rohingya face up to two years in jail under Myanmar’s Residents of Burma Registration Act, which stipulates that citizens must be in possession of “registration cards” to prove their identity.

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