#Burma #Activist #Htin #Kyaw, #given a #total #jail #term of #six #years.

Activist Htin Kyaw, the leader of the Movement for Democracy Current Force, received another one-year prison term with hard labour given by Mayangon Township Court on August 11 for staging anti-government protest.
The activist on April 19 staged a protest against the government at Thamine Junction in Mayangon Township, saying only the people are the master and he is against the current government. Moreover, he distributed anti-government leaflets to the people.
For that reason, he was charged by the township police for insulting the State, an offence under Section 505 (b) of Penal Code and sentenced on August 11.
He made a gesture of anti-dictatorship holding up his three fingers while stepping out of the court after ruled, along with people supporting him.
“He’s now given a total jail term of six years. Whatever his terms are, we will continue to support him. I’m running a home store,” said Htin Kyaw’s wife Than Than Maw.
Htin Kyaw was recently sentenced to six months and hard labour by South Okkalapa court, one year and hard labour by Dagon Myothit (North) court, one year and hard labour by Dagon Myothit (East) court, one year and hard labour by Dagon Myothit (South) and one year and hard labour by Thingangyun court. The sentence to Htin Kyaw has totaled four and half years under Section 505 (b) so far.
Moreover, he received three months’ sentence by Kyauktada court under Section 18 as he protested against the eviction of Thameekalay village by the authorities. Similarly, Bahan court sentenced him to three months as he led the protesters who asked for getting back the lands from Migyaunkan grabbed by authorities staging the protest in front of Aung San Suu Kyi’s house. He has received six months’ sentence under Section 18.
Now he’s given a total jail term of six years.
eleven media


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