More than 100 political prisoners have been sentenced this week. Among them, a prominent leader and spokesmonk of the Saffron Revolution, Ashin Gambira, was given the longest sentence of 68 years. The second longest sentence passed was to 23 members and leaders of 88 Generation Students, and the third, was to popular Burmese comedian, film actor, and film director, Zarganar. His case was closed yesterday with a total of 59 years.
The names of the six women who were sentenced today are: Nobel Aye, Aye Thida, Lay Lay Mon, Noe Noe, Theraphi Theint Theint Tun and Daw San San Tin. Nobel Aye, is a 28-year-old freelance writer and journalist.
Two others sentenced were male journalists, U Thet Zin and Sein Win Maung, who were sentenced to 7 years each. More than 20 journalists including bloggers have been sentenced within the past three weeks.