Striking employees and journalists apprehended by police in continued Rangoon industrial action.
Today’s top stories with Helen Regan.
In addition to last week’s charge of sedition, the renowned Burmese activist has now been charged with disturbing a religious assembly – back in 2007.
Six workers from Tawwin Wood Finished Products Factory who staged a protest demanding salary increases and labour rights in October 2012 were convicted by Sanchaung township court in Rangoon on Friday and ordered to either pay fines or serve one month in prison with labour.
Phyo Wei Aung, who was controversially convicted of masterminding a bomb attack in Rangoon in 2010 but recently released from jail, has today appealed to Burma’s Supreme Court to have his guilty verdict overturned
Government-formed National Human Rights Commission labels report ‘unreasonable’ for failing to emphasise progress in 2011