Jailed for religious defamation, New Zealander Phil Blackwood is the sole foreigner on Amnesty International’s list of 91 prisoners of conscience in Burma.
Classmates from a Bush Institute education program celebrated their graduation yesterday, honouring absent Burmese student activist Phyo Phyo Aung.
Around 70 activists appeared in Tharawaddy district court on 16 June for their seventh hearing.
Activist Phyo Phyo Aung has taken the 2015 Citizen of Burma Award, with special awards also going to Dr Nanda Win and Zaw Zaw for their respective projects.
The trial of student activists being prosecuted for their part in an education reform protest in Letpadan is being transferred to a court in Tharawaddy.