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Myanmar Muslims on trial in case of 90 ‘illegal’ cows

YANGON: Three Muslim men went on trial in Myanmar Monday for illegally importing nearly 100 cows that have spent the last month under police protection, in a case Islamic leaders say targets their religion. The cows were intended to be ritually slaughtered for the Islamic festival of Eid-ul-Azha last month, an event that has become a flashpoint for Myanmar's Buddhist nationalists. Hardline monks, including firebrand Wirathu from the Ma Ba Tha movement, have railed against the practice and pressured local authorities to ban…