Myanmar/Burma News (from AAPP)

Fourteen members of the 88 Generation Students Group have today been sentenced to 65 years each, the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma) has learnt. Those sentenced are all prominent members of the group, and include high profile leaders Mie Mie, Nilar Thein and her husband Jimmy. The other members of the group are Min Zayya, Zaw Zaw Min, Than Tin (aka) Kyi Than, Zayya (aka) Kalama, Ant Bwe Kyaw, Kyaw Kyaw Htwe (aka) Marky, Pannate Tun, Thet Zaw, Mar Mar Oo, Sandar Min (aka) Shwe, and Thet Thet Aung.

The sentence was handed down at around 1pm, behind closed doors in Insein prison special court. Family members were not allowed to attend the hearing.

In a separate hearing held in Insein prison special court, Labour activist Su Su Nwe was today sentenced to 12 years and 6 months.

(from the AAPPB website)


2 Responses

  1. This sort of thing just breaks my heart. Students sentenced to life behind bars simply for voicing free speech.

  2. This is appalling! It really makes you feel helpless. Will Burma never be rid of those monsters?

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