NLD member receives added charges after shouting slogans

Mar 5, 2009 (DVB), Imprisoned National League for Democracy member U Tin Yu has been charged, along with nine other people, for obstructing officials in Insein prison court after shouting slogans in the courtroom.

The charge was brought on 3 March after they shouted ‘obtaining human rights is our cause’.

"Family members were unable to attend the hearing as the door was blocked with benches and police," Tin Yu's daughter Thin Thin Yu said.

"They were charged with section 353. We had to miss our job to come here."

Tin Yu, of NLD Rangoon's Hlaing Thayar township, and the nine others were forcibly shackled by Hlaing Thayar police, although the prison authority allowed them to be transported without fetters.

Thin Thin Yu has been supporting her father who was sentenced to seven and a half years in jail and her brother who is being incarcerated in Thaton jail in Mon State.

She said it has been hard to survive.

Reporting by Aye Nai

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