Charges have been brought against two nieces of a farmer who died after setting himself alight in protest of military confiscation of his family’s land.
Farmers turn to ILO but risk heavy retribution from Burmese government, which has a history of zero tolerance towards complainants
Feb 17, 2010 (DVB)-Magwe division court in central Burma today reduced jail terms for farmers who have been sentenced to up to five years imprisonment with hard labour last October,[…]
Sept 25, 2009 (DVB), A Burmese opposition party member has been sentenced to two years' imprisonment after pledging to help two farmers facing charges of damaging government property. Aye Myint,[…]
Mar 18, 2009 (DVB), A young lawyer defending farmers whose land had been forcibly seized by the army was sentenced to four years’ imprisonment by Magwe division court yesterday, said[…]
Mar 6, 2009 (DVB), A farmer from Ywatthit village in Rangoon's Kayan township, which was badly affected by Cyclone Nargis, has hanged himself because he could not pay his debts.[…]