Wed 9 Jan 2008
Filed under: Inside Burma,News
Three human rights activists who are currently serving time in Taung-ngu prison in Bago division had their appeal rejected by Prome court on Monday.
Thet Oo, Zaw Htun and monk U Panita, who are members of the Human Rights Defenders and Promoters network, were each sentenced to two years’ imprisonment by district judge U Maung Maung on 7 November 2007 at Prome prison court.
HRDP network leader U Myint Aye said that they were sentenced for their involvement in the September protests and contact with the media.
â€œThey have been imprisoned for talking to the media and for assisting the monk protests in September,â€ U Myint Aye said.
â€œJailing people for talking to the media is a violation of the right to freedom of speech.â€