The 20 were each sentenced to five years in connection with a ship carrying 208 migrants that was intercepted by the Burmese navy last month.
Regardless of the desperate conditions in the hastily assembled camps, many Rohingya asylum seekers say the Acehnese are receiving them with open arms.
A boat carrying more than 200 Bangladeshi migrants was intercepted by the Burmese navy off the Arakanese coast.
At a meeting with a US delegation in Naypyidaw, govt leaders say they will take back Rohingya boat people – but only if they can prove Burmese citizenship.
More than 30 bodies have been pulled from shallow graves at a human-trafficking camp at the Thai-Malaysian border. Police say 20 more could be found.
A police compound in southern Thailand will shelter 95 illegal Rohingya migrants after local Muslims refused to allow them to be housed near their communities.