The defence team say Patrick Kum Jaa Lee is suffering from asthma attacks in prison, where he has been held for over a month.
Eight Letpadan activists have revoked their lawyers’ power of attorney rights, declaring they have no confidence in the judicial system.
Five activists previously sentenced to prison after a protest Rangoon last year, are sentenced to four months each in prison by the Ahlone township court.
Eight months into a 13 years and four months prison sentence, veteran activist Htin Kyaw is showing signs of mental strain.
A leading land rights proponent and NLD leader in Hpa-an was shot dead by unknown assailants outside his home in the early hours of Thursday morning.