NLD member to appeal conviction

Nov 9, 2007 (DVB), A National League for Democracy member whose sentence has recently been reduced is preparing to appeal his conviction for involvement in the recent protests.

Ko Min Aung, deputy secretary of the Taunggok township National League for Democracy, is being held in Sandoway prison.

Hi mother said she had been informed that his sentence had been cut, but she remained worried about her son.

"The Sandoway prison chief told me on Tuesday evening, when I was visiting my son at the prison, that his sentence has been reduced to two and a half years from the previous nine and a half year term. I was not allowed to meet my son, though. I want my son to be freed completely," she said.

"I’m worried for my son as he has stomach problems and a weak nervous system. I went to the prison to give him the medicines he needed."

NLD lawyer U Aung Thein from Rangoon central court told DVB yesterday that they are now preparing to file an appeal for Ko Min Aung’s case.

Reporting by Naw Say Phaw

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