TITLE

Pro-Democracy Activists Reeling From Crackdown

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
Asia Monitor: South East Asia Monitor Volume 1;Jan2009, Vol. 20 Issue 1, p7
SOURCE TYPE
Country Report
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that a group of 23 pro-democracy dissidents, believed to have been involved in street protests against the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) regime in September 2007, has been handed out 65-year jail sentences by the military junta in Myanmar. The 23 were sentenced for a number of different offences, such as holding foreign currency and electronic equipment without permission. The SPDC have scheduled national elections for 2010, the first to be held since 1990.
ACCESSION #
35647921

 

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