Human rights activists denounce the Obama administration’s decision to lift sanctions on Burma as a “dark day” for the country’s efforts to end abuses by the military.
A court hearing took place at Tharawaddy township court on Tuesday for education reform activists detained in a police crackdown in Letpadan, Pegu Division, in March.
Three leading political activists in Mandalay have each been sentenced to four months in prison for staging a peaceful protest without permission in March.
Five members of the Tavoy University Students Union were sentenced on Wednesday for their involvement in an education law protests earlier this year.
Seven activists incarcerated at Tharawaddy prison have been placed in solitary confinement as punishment for bringing in prohibited items.
A student collapsed in court on Tuesday whilst attending a hearing for Letpadan education protestors at Tharawaddy township court.