Monday, November 10, 2008

Burmese blogger sentenced to 20 years in jail. WTF!

A court in Rangoon's notorious Insein prison on Monday has sentenced a popular Blogger Nay Phone Latt to over 20 years in prison.

Nay Phone Latt, who was arrested on 29 January, on Monday was sentenced by the Insein prison court on three counts including charges under section 505 (b) of the Penal Code - crime against public tranquillity.

The Blogger's mother Aye Aye Than, told Mizzima that her son was sentenced to two years under section 505(b) of the Penal Code, three and half years under sections 32(b)/36 of the Video Law and 15 years under section 33(a)/38 of the Electronic Law.

"We were waiting outside during the court proceedings and after the court session we asked the judge about the quantum of punishment. The judge and prosecutor informed us regarding the judgement," she said.

The 28-years-old, Nay Phone Latt, a famous blogger, is also a youth member of Burma's main opposition party - National League for Democracy. He runs internet caf├ęs in several townships in Rangoon including "The Explorer" in Pabedan Township, and "Heaven" in Thingangyun Township. More...

See also:
  1. Burma: one year ago, the Safrron Revolution...
  2. In Burma, giving aid to others is a crime...
  3. Aung San Suu Kyi is 63 today ... and has spent the last 18 years under house arrest.
  4. Blogger arrests hit record high...

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