Myanmar court sentences 15 to death for 2011 gang murder

March 9, 2015 10:28 AM

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YANGON (Reuters) - A Myanmar court has sentenced 15 men to death for stabbing and killing a man outside a busy restaurant in the commercial capital Yangon, a court official said on Monday, an attack that caused public outrage and led to 23 arrests.

The court in Yangon on March 5 handed down death sentences to 15 of those arrested, the court official told Reuters.

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