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Burma: Popular Burmese Hip-Hop Singer Gets 6 Years; Leader Monk Gets Another 15 years

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By Ashin Mettacara

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More than 20 activists were sentenced in Burma on Thursday. A popular Burmese Hip-Hop singer Zay Yar Thaw was also included in the list of the detainenes sentenced.
Zay Yar Thaw is a 27-year-old singer from the popular music band known as ACID. ACID a hip-hop band from Yangon , Burma. The band was formed in 2001 with the young singers: Yan Yan Chan, Anagga, Zay Yar Thaw and Hein Zaw. They won the young Burmese music-lovers.
Zaw Yar Thaw organised and led the Generation Wave group with the young activists during the Saffron Revolution led by the Buddhist monks in 2007. He was arrested in March with his four other members of Generation Wave. He was sentenced today to 6 years imprisonment for possessing foreign currency and organising illegal group. His four other members of Generation Wave were sentenced to 5 years imprisoment each.
14 memmbers of NLD were given 2 1/2 years.
The leader and spokesmonk for the Saffron Revolution Ashin Gambira gets another 15 years. Last Tuesday he has already been sentenced to 12 years imprisonment. But his case is not closed yet.


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