Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Myanmar: Four Protesters Detained - URGENT ACTION

   On 30 December 2014, human rights activists Daw Naw Ohn Hla, Daw Sein Htwe, U Nay Myo Zin and Ko Tin Htut Paing were arrested for participating in a peaceful protest in front of the Chinese Embassy in Yangon. All four are currently detained in Insein prison, Yangon. Along with protesters Daw San San Win, Daw Mya Nyunt, and Ko Thant Zin, the four have been charged with protesting without permission and also with a series of offenses including: publishing or circulating information which may cause public fear or alarm and may incite persons to commit offenses "against the State or against the public tranquility," assaulting or preventing a public servant from the discharge of his duty, rioting, doing obscene acts in public, and “intimidation.”
    Amnesty International believes these charges to be politically motivated and without foundation. If convicted on all counts, they each could face more than eight years’ imprisonment. Their first court hearing is scheduled for 13 January 2015.

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Another news article link:
1. Mizzima Dec 31, 2014: "Activists Arrested," Min Min, Kyaw Soe Moe