June 30, 2017

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133 Myanmar fishermen brought home from India

Fishermen are seen on the chartered flight on their way back home. Photo: Zaw Min Latt
Fishermen are seen on the chartered flight on their way back home.
Photo: Zaw Min Latt

133 Myanmar fishermen, the second batch of fishermen who were being detained at Open Distress Camps in India, returned home yesterday.
Authorities welcomed them at the Yangon International Airport and provided aid to them before sending them home.
The first batch of 129 Myanmar arrived home by air on Tuesday.
The return of the fishermen comes after several rounds of negotiation with Indian authorities.
Myanmar diplomats in India are making efforts to bring the remaining 10 Myanmar fishermen at the camp home as soon as possible.
So far, a total of 262, in two batches, have been brought home as they finished serving their prison terms in India for illegally entering the country’s territorial waters.

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