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Latpadaung activists sentenced, released in Mandalay

Four activists in Mandalay, who were arrested and charged for protesting against the police’s brutal crackdown on rally sites at Latpadaung Copper Mining Project, have been sentenced to one month’s imprisonment, but were able to walk free today.

The activists were charged under the Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Procession Law for protesting without a permit, but were free to go after the court hearing today after spending 33 days behind bars following their arrest on December 13.

The activists, three of whom were members of the All-Burma Federation of Student Unions (ABFSU), were arrested after joining monk-led protests where they called on government officials to apologise for the excessive use of force during the violent police-lead assault on rally sites at the Latpadaung Copper Mining Project in Sagaing Division last November.


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