Activists Naw Ohn Hla and Nay Myo Zin -Sein Htwe were arrested by police in Rangoon on Tuesday morning for their role in a protest in front of the Chinese embassy, denouncing the killing of Latpadaung villager Khin Win last week.The activists were prosecuted under sections 294(B), 353, 147, 506, 149, and 505(B)/144 of the Penal Code. The judge sentenced them to stay in prison until January 13, 2015.
protestors were calling for an end to violence against villagers protesting land grabs at the Latpadaung copper mine site, which is jointly run by Chinese state mining firm Wanbao and Burmese military-backed Union of Myanmar Economic Holdings. CR. YANGON GLOBE
PHOTOCR. Aung San Thway T