NEWS
Burmese blogger faces up to seven years in prison
11 Jul 2008
BY INDEX ON CENSORSHIP

Imprisoned Burmese blogger Nay Phone Latte is facing the possibility of a seven-year jail sentence after new charges were brought against him on 7 July. The new charges fall under the 1950 Emergency Provision Act, which sanctions any attempt to ‘disrupt morality’ or ‘disrupt security, stability or the restoration of order’. His crime was possession of a video, banned by the military junta.

He was initially arrested on 29 January, held at the interior ministry and transferred to Insein prison after one week.

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