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A lawyer for two Reuters journalists in Myanmar charged with illegally handling government secrets says a court had denied their request to be released on bail. Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were arrested Dec.12 after police accused them of violating the country's Official Secrets Act for allegedly acquiring ...

Yangon -- The government released five members of the New Mon state Party (NMSP) from the state's Kyaikmaraw prison on Wednesday morning, ... Nai Htaw Mon held separate meetings with State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and Myanmar army chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing on Jan.
31 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar's northwestern Chin state government has vowed to crack down on carrying illegal firearms due to excessive hunting across the state, ... in the state while stressing the need to control carrying guns, warning that those who carry unlicensed guns will get a seven-year prison sentence.
Myanmar's prisons are hostile places. They're crumbling, overcrowded and prisoners sometimes face violence and threats. They're also not very good for your health. Cramped conditions and poor diets leave many inmates suffering chronic health problems long after they are released. Doh Athan this week ...
ON JANUARY 3, 2014, U Aung Soe, 52, was released after having spent about 18 years inside Myanmar's notorious prison system. He was 30 ... There are about 75,000 men and women behind bars in Myanmar's prisons and mafia gangs view it as a useful recruiting centre, said U Win Naing Htwe, deputy ...

In 2016-17, every person charged under Section 66 (d) of Myanmar's Telecommunications Law was convicted and sentenced to prison. ... One prominent example of how local officials have used section 66 (d) to harass the media came with the case of Democratic Voice of Burma journalist Wunna Tun.
Myanmar National human rights Commission Chair U Win Mya said overcrowding in prisons is a form of human rights violation "Every prison is very ... Among the prisons visited by the commission in 2017, 30 prisons had a capacity of 31,500 but detained over 50,000 prisoners - 19,000 above the ...
Yangon, Myanmar - Burma may have a new name and a democratically elected government, but the oppressive laws introduced by British colonial overlords are again the ... If found guilty of the draconian law, his first-born son or daughter will be 14-years-old by the time he is released from prison.
A journalist was seen hugging his two-year-old daughter goodbye outside a Myanmar court as he faces 14 years in prison for allegedly breaching the Official secrets Act. Reporters Kyaw Soe Oo, 27, and Wa Lone, 31, who both work for the Reuters news agency, were arrested in Myanmar in December.
Assistance Association for political prisoners (AAPP) issued its monthly report which says the number of prisoners arrested for political ...
A week after being sentenced to two months in prison for flying a drone over Myanmar's Parliament, two journalists, an interpreter and their ...
... Minute: 'Lost Battalion' saw 163 men die in Japanese prison camps .... in their own slave labor camps building the Burma Railway for Japan.
Three journalists and their driver could face up to three years in prison for allegedly violating Myanmar's import-export law by bringing a drone ...
Here, the bulk of the atrocities by the Myanmar military have been ... Some of them have been here for two months, trapped on this sand prison, ...
A court in Myanmar sentenced two journalists reporting for Turkish state media, their interpreter and their driver, to two months in prison on ...
In Kachin state, northern Myanmar, one person in every household is .... He was released from prison in February 2017, only to start taking ...

Charcoal bags waiting to be transported near Katha, Myanmar. ... then the prison would not have enough space," as another producer told Mongabay. ... In 1885, the English, who had already colonized Burma's coast, set their ...
For many Baptists, mention of Myanmar (also known as Burma) calls to ... arrested in Myanmar last December were sentenced to prison Oct. 27 ...
Yangon, Myanmar - It has been a good year for U Tint Khaing, the ... for crimes related to logging is $23 and up to two years in prison.
Today Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi, the de facto leader of Myanmar, is the target of ... Opposition politicians often end up in prison, in exile or dead.
Myanmar sentences 2 pastors to prison for allegedly supporting rebels ... and rumor-mongers" for ethnic armed groups at war with Burma's ...
The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Myanmar ... charges, they each face a maximum of three years in prison, the reports state.
Two assistant pastors arrested by the Burma (Myanmar) army last December were sentenced to prison on Friday (Oct. 27) on false charges of ...
RANGOON, Burma -- A Burma court sentenced two ethnic Kachin Baptist pastors to prison terms Friday on charges of supporting rebels and ...
Deep in the heart of the forests of Myanmar, a massive trade in illicit ... then the prison would not have enough space," as another producer told Mongabay. ... In 1885, the English, who had already colonized Burma's coast, set ...
... in Wingabaw Elephant Camp, Bago division, Myanmar on January 27. .... But what is a prison sentence against the promise of a high reward ...
For the Rohingya, though, it was also a prison. They could not travel without consent from authorities, and the northern half of Rakhine State ...
(Yangon) - Myanmar authorities should drop the charges against two ... Langjaw Gam Seng each face up to three years in prison and a fine.
Of course, he was not convicted as he died in prison. However, in 2007, the International Court Of Justice (ICJ) ruled separately in the Bosnian ...
The original version of the law, passed by Congress in 2012, targeted Russian officials linked to the 2009 prison death of Sergei Magnitsky, ...
Aid groups working in Myanmar's crisis-hit Rakhine State are scrambling on ... camps in central Rakhine that rights groups have likened to "open-air prisons". ... "To put it bluntly, this is a plan for an open-air Rohingya prison, ...
Most of Myanmar prisons are overcrowded and the delivery of basic services to ... "If the prison happens to be overcrowded, the human rights ...
To much of the international community, Myanmar's Rohingya crisis appears ... Direct reports from at least one prison also indicate that some ...
The ongoing stories from Myanmar - of Rohingya Muslims fleeing military violence, of women being raped and whole villages being razed to ...
"refugees cannot be kept in remand prison, the centre is not ... he said: "These are Rohingya terrorists who killed Buddhist monks in Myanmar.
In South Africa, after nearly thirty years in prison, Nelson Mandela negotiated ... (It later changed the country's name from Burma to Myanmar; ...
Two Baptist leaders of Myanmar's ethnic Kachin community were handed prison terms today of from two to four years on charges of unlawful ...
prisoners who are interested to continue their education will be allowed to do so within prison walls, Deputy Minister of Home Affairs Major ...
Two Baptist pastors from Myanmar have received prison sentences for ... forced to leave the country historically known as Burma by a military ...
Detained Rakhine activist moved to Sittwe prison over security fears ... Myanmar National Democratic Alliance army (MNDAA), and Ta'ang ...
He spent 10 years in prison. ... Mr Kyi's ancestors migrated from India to Buddhist-majority Myanmar, also known as Burma, generations ago. ... The Myanmar military swiftly launched what it described as counter-terrorism ...
A total of 149 Indians serving prison terms for minor and financial offences in Sharjah will be released following the amnesty declared in ...
She was in prison and house arrest--under house arrest for many, many ... MUHAMMAD YUNUS: Myanmar, Burma, military name, Burma, ...
As we have tackled coursework spanning Myanmar foreign policy, ... concealed in prisons filled with political prisoners rendered silent, and on ...
"If I grew up in Burma (Myanmar) I would be dead today," said Omme Kulsum Harun, a 17-year-old wrapped in a ... It was like a mini-prison.
"refugees cannot be kept in remand prison, the centre is not ... urging Sri Lanka not to accept Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims as refugees, the ...
In South Africa, after nearly thirty years in prison, Nelson Mandela negotiated ... (It later changed the country's name from Burma to Myanmar; ...
Of the two school buildings that were built for inmates in Mandalay Ohbo prison, the construction of the one for female inmates is completed, ...
A protest inside the Manus Island detention centre in August. Australia has been trying to clear the camp, which the Papua New Guinea ...


 

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