Generation Wave activists jailed

Nov 21, 2008 (DVB), Six members of the youth activist group Generation Wave, including hip-hop singer Zeya Thaw, were sentenced to five years' imprisonment yesterday for forming an illegal organisation.

Zeya Thaw was given an additional year for possessing foreign currency, according to his aunt Khin Than Htay.

Zeya Thaw and his friends were arrested at a restaurant on Saya San Road on 12 March this year.

Although the arrest was made by the Military Affairs Security, Lanmadaw township police chief Thura Tun acted as the plaintiff when charges were filed against them.

Judge Phyu Phyu Khaing passed the sentences on the activists at Lanmadaw township court.

Reporting by Naw Say Phaw

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