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May Day activists denied appeal

Nov 19, 2007 (DVB), Six activists who were sentenced to between 20 and 28 years' imprisonment each after attending May Day celebrations at the American Centre in Rangoon have had their appeal rejected.

An appeal brief submitted by the group's lawyer, Aung Thein, was rejected today by Rangoon divisional joint court (12).

The six men, Thurein Aung, Wai Linn, Nyi Nyi Zaw, Kyaw Kyaw, Kyaw Min and Myo Min, were each sentenced to between 20 and 28 years' imprisonment in early September on charges of discrediting the government, violating immigration laws and engaging with unlawful organisations.

Reporting by Aye Nai


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