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Amnesty International describes sentence as “ludicrous”, while International Commission of Jurists question its legal validity.
Armed group claim mass haul during routine vehicle checks.
Defamation charges stemming from a speech last year will see the former NLD information officer in court later this month.
New Zealander Phil Blackwood, and his Burmese partners Tun Thurein and Htut Ko Ko Lwin are each found guilty of defaming religion.
Activists say that the government is reneging on its previous commitment of non-prosecution, and assurances are issued as to the health of detainees.