An online activist received a six month jail term, minus time already served, in a Friday sentencing at a Rangoon court. After an October arrest, Kachin man Patrick Kum Jaa…
A man convicted of the September murder of two policemen was sentenced to death by hanging at Rangoon’s Thanlyin Township court on Friday.
Human rights groups have condemned the arrests of Chaw Sandi Htun and Patrick Kum Jaa Lee, who were detained in relation to Facebook posts.
Jailed for religious defamation, New Zealander Phil Blackwood is the sole foreigner on Amnesty International’s list of 91 prisoners of conscience in Burma.
Five journalists were among at least 13 political prisoners released as pardons are granted to 6,996 inmates across Burma in a presidential amnesty.
Burma’s opposition leader joins chorus of voices challenging government’s backsliding on media freedom.