Six Buddhists to face trial over Muslim bus killings: Officials
YANGON (AFP) - Six Buddhist men will face trial this month over the lynching of 10 Muslim bus passengers as sectarian unrest convulsed western Myanmar last year, officials said on Thursday.
More than 200 people died in violence between Buddhists and Muslim Rohingya in Rakhine state in the days after the June 3, 2012 bus attack - which saw the passengers dragged from the vehicle and killed by a mob.
The apparent trigger for the attack was the rape and murder of a Rakhine woman a few days earlier in Thandwe district, allegedly by Muslims.
The incidents sparked deadly clashes between the two communities, leaving scores dead and displacing up to 140,000 people - the majority of them Rohingya - as villages were razed.