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Myanmar: Unfinished Burmas Jail News; Popular Burmese Comedian Gets Total 59 Years

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A popular Burmese comedian, film actor, and a film director Zarganar was sentenced today to another 14 years imprisonment. He has already been sentenced to 45 years imprisonment on November 21st. His case is now closed with total of 59 years imprisoment for helping Nargis cyclone victims and speaking to foreign media about the situation of millions of people left homeless in Cyclone devastated Irrawaddy delta.

An editor in chief of the sports magazine First Eleven Ko Zaw Thet Htwe and journalist Ko Thant Zin Aung who were sentenced to 15 years each on November 21st, received today further years. Ko Zaw Thet Htwe was given 4 years and Ko Thant Zin Aung was given 3 years. They all had been jailed for helping people in need in Cyclone devastated Irrawaddy delta.

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Ashin Mettacara is a 27-year-old Buddhist monk from Burma who is blogging and contributing with the aim of spreading news to the whole world about the crisis in Burma. He is not part of any political group, association or organization. He is (more...)

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