“It is evident that Michael Kyaw Myint used a telecommunications network to post libellous writings about the chief minister of Yangon.”
Fifteen workers from a Sagaing-based plywood company receive prison sentences for scuffling with police during a protest in Naypyidaw in May.
The tree female defendants were indicted on two unlawful assembly charges each, while the 12 men were also indicted for sedition.
Accusing Burma’s armed forces of “going after activists who dare to expose its abuses”, EarthRights International calls for the release of Arakanese activist Khaing Myo Htun.
The former deputy chairman of the Arakan Liberation Party, Khine Myo Tun, was arrested two days ago for allegedly accusing the Burmese army of committing war crimes in western Burma.
Tharawaddy district court on Tuesday granted bail to eleven activists arrested for participating in a student protest three months ago.