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Burma, Myanmar: At least 9 activists Sentenced Today

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At least 9 activists in Burma were sentenced today for their involement in 2007 Saffron Revolution, illegal assembly and seditious activities.
A well-known commodity price protest leader Ko Htin Kyaw was sentenced to 12 1/2 years and a Buddhist monk Ven. Ashin Candavara from Thiri Zey Yar Monastery was sentenced to 8 1/2 years. Four ABFSU members Ye Min Oo, Ye Myint Hein, Sithu Maung, Zin Lin and three other NLD members Myo Thant, Kyi Phu, Thein Shwe were sentenced to 6 1/2 years imprisoment each.

According to informed sources, a well-known Spokesmonk for the Saffron Revolution U Gamviya, popular Burmese comedian Zarganar and popular Burmese hip hop singer Zay Yar Thaw will be sentenced in this week.


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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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