The Rangoon Region Court has rejected an appeal for four Bi-Midday Sun newspaper employees currently serving a two year imprisonment sentence.
Four staff members of the Bi-Mon Te Nay news journal stood trial on Monday for charges of causing public alarm and undermining state security.
Five staff members of the now defunct Bi-Mon Te Nay weekly news journal have been found guilty of sedition charges and sentenced to two years each in prison by Rangoon’s Pabedan Township Court.
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Three witness were questioned on Thursday in an appeal regarding the Bi Mon Te Nay news journal case, in which four employers of the journal were convicted for undermining state security. The witnesses work as designers at the news journal. Lawyer Kyaw Win said that the appeal looked “hopeful”. The Bi Mon Te Nay news journal (literally Bi-Midday Sun news journal) …
Kyaw Min Khine, the owner of Bi Mon Te Nay weekly news journal, his wife Dr Ei Ei San, and the newspaper’s office manager Yin Min Htun were arrested on 16 July in the Thai border town of Mae Sot,