- 12 Nov, 2008
Does anybody know what this guy actually said? This is obviously very sad, but I’m hoping it gets well-publicized in the Western media and brings further popular support to the Burmese cause. I am from the States, and if you asked anybody about Tibet they’d at least have an idea about it. If you brought up Burma or Myanmar, even just six months after Nargis, you’d probably get a blank stare.
His name is Nay Phone Latt and he was convicted of contravening a public law act by posting a cartoon of the head of the Burmese military junta, senior general Than Shwe, on his blog. He supposedly owns two Internet Cafes in Thin-gan-gyun, a satellite township in Rangoon.
His colleague, Thin July Kyaw, was sentenced to two years imprisonment while two weeks ago three defence lawyers were sentenced to between four to six months in prison.
It appears that after letting some Burmese bloggers from Rangoon operate almost freely for a while the SPDC is now cracking down on them with vengeance!
Mr. Latt would have been far better off if he would have made his way into the Karen State (Republic of Kawthoolei).
Once there he could have taken rifle in hand and truly fought to free Burma but now he will perhaps perish in a Burmese prison, without ever getting the chance to ever stike back at the Junta.
Only through armed struggle can the Burmese become free, if anyone thinks differently then they are the ones who need to go to , what the Junta calls “Myanmar “and see for themselves the cruel repression .
Nick, this may be of help:
[…] in jail under section 33(a), and a couple of other laws to boot. (His photo has already been put on New Mandala and he has made it onto the BBC.) Apparently, after the police opened up his account they found a […]
Hey, defacing Than Shwe got 20 years. But Thai lese majeste got only 15 years!
This is surely lese majeste! How could Than Shwe dealt out more punishment, does it mean he is more important! Let’s file a case against him!
If Nay Phone Latt had shown up at a KNLA encampment, he would have received a loaded weapon, unlike Colonel Blimp, uh Bleming.
blogging 20 years, and 88 studen group leaders 65 years (each)
On 11 Novermber, Nine 88 Generation Group leaders including Min Ko Naing were
get long term imprisonment 65 years again in Maubin prison same as previous Fourteen members of the 88 Generation Students Group. After that they were transferred to Insein prison then transferred again far from Rangoon and different areas per each in this early morning as following –
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