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  1. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar press stage rare protest against journalist's conviction

    Posted Jan 07th 2014, 01:54pm by AP

    ... downtown Yangon street decrying the three- month prison sentence given to Ma Khine from the Daily Eleven newspaper. She was convicted by a court in eastern Kayah state last month of trespassing, ...

  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Ploughing protesters highlight land grab grievances in Myanmar

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 06:16am by Vincent Macisaac

    ... similar charges nationwide. More than 230 had been jailed in Irrawaddy region alone, he said. Most were convicted of trespassing or violating a 2012 law that ordered jail time if someone did ...

  3. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar reporters in court over China chemical-arms-plant stories

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 11:46pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Robert Saw Maung, the lawyer for one of the defendants, told The South China Morning Post that he expected the trial to take at least six months. He said a conviction of the five journalists was inevitable. A conviction could lead to 14 years in prison. “The detention and trial of the Unity journalists is the clearest indication yet that military authorities are chafing under the more open ...

  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Freed prisoners in Myanmar now living in a jail of the mind

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 06:16am by Vincent Macisaac

    ... years. Aung Tin said he was convicted of being a member of an illegal group, the All Burma Federation of Student Unions. Although he has a university degree in education, he cannot find work ...

  5. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar frees five political prisoners under Thein Sein pardon

    Posted Jan 01st 2014, 01:27am by AP

    ... by the country's president to release all political prisoners by the end of last year. The move came after President Thein Sein granted a pardon on Monday to those convicted of, or charged with, a variety ... them dropped. The pardon may not cover all prisoners listed by the committee as political detainees, as some were also convicted of other crimes such as murder, he said. Since Thein Sein became ...

  6. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar frees 69 political prisoners

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 03:45pm by AFP

    ... said some of those freed had been convicted under the new quasi-civilian government. At least one released inmate was jailed over demonstrations against a Chinese-backed copper mine in central ... that identifying political prisoners had become complicated by the inclusion of those involved in the country’s armed conflicts. “There have been some cases of people convicted as arms dealers or bombers ...

  7. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar activist’s jailing tied to copper mine protests

    Posted Aug 31st 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Activist's jailing tied to mine protests Myanmar has jailed an activist for two years in connection with protests over a controversial mine project, her lawyer said, despite the regime's pledge to free all political prisoners. Naw Ohn Hla, 49, was convicted on Thursday for public order offences in the town of Monywa, where the Chinese-backed ...

  8. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Two Muslim women jailed with hard labour for sparking Myanmar violence

    Posted Jun 21st 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... of them by bumping into a novice monk. Myint Thein of the pro-government National Unity Party, who attended the trial, said on Wednesday the two women in the central town of Okkan were convicted ... in the past year have been Muslims, most of those convicted of serious offences in connection with the unrest have been Muslims. Sectarian violence began in western Rakhine state last year, when ...

  9. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar frees around 70 political prisoners

    Posted Jul 23rd 2013, 04:42pm by Agence France-Presse in Yangon

    ... to jail,” said Bo Kyi of the Thailand-based Assistance Association for Political Prisoners [Burma], which collects data on imprisoned activists. He said around 80 convicted dissidents remain behind ...

  10. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar jails seven Muslims for up to 28 years over riots

    Posted May 21st 2013, 04:30pm by Agence France-Presse in Yangon

    ... Three Muslims including the gold shop owner were jailed for 14 years in April for assaulting a Buddhist customer. So far no Buddhists have been convicted in connection with the unrest ...




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