Monday, November 17, 2008

Nine more Burmese activists sentenced to prison

The Irrawaddy reports:

Nine more political activists were sentenced by special courts in Insein Prison on Monday on charges including involvement in public demonstrations, illegal assembly and resisting officials, according to sources familiar with the prison.

The article also noted that:

The harshest sentences were given to Htin Kyaw, one of the solo protesters in 2007 demonstrations against deteriorating economic and social conditions, who received a 12 and one-half year sentence, and Sandar Wara, a monk from Thiri Zayyar Monastery in North Okklapa Township in Rangoon, who received an eight and one-half year sentence.

The two photos show Burmese people I saw while crossing the Thai-Burma friendship bridge at Mae Sot in November 2007.

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