November 11, 2008

Blogger Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison

(Rangoon, Burma) A 28-year-old Burmese blogger, Nay Phone Latt, has been sentenced to 20 and one-half years in prison after questionable charges were rammed through a one-sided court proceeding.

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Simply put, Latt is going to prison because the military junta became outraged by his reporting of actual events and circumstances in Burma (Myanmar) on his blog.

Reporters Without Borders and the Burma Media Association have expressed outrage and called for Nay Phone Latt's immediate release. They have also asked for bloggers worldwide to exhibit solidarity with Nay Phone Latt.

Posting of photos and writing to Burmese embassies are encouraged. (more)

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