• Liberate Nay Phone Latt e Zarganar

    Ho aderito a quest’appello lanciato da Reporter Senza Frontiere. Se la parola “Birmania” vi dice ancora qualcosa, fatelo anche voi…

    Free them before 2028 and 2067!

    Nay Phone Latt, a 28-year-old blogger and owner of two Rangoon Internet cafés, was sentenced to 20 years and six months in prison on 10 November 2008 after being caught with a film regarded as subversive by the military government. He is not due to be freed before 2028.

    After being sentenced to 45 years in prison on 21 November 2008 for criticising the regime in his blog, which was widely read by Burmese in Burma and abroad, comedian Zarganar was given an additional 14-year sentence six days later for unspecified offences. He is not due to be freed until 2067.

    Both of them are being held in remote prisons with very poor sanitary conditions far from Rangoon, where their families live.

    These two bloggers have been the victims of sham trials staged by the military regime. The attention of the international community, including UN secretary-general Ban Ki-Moon’s special envoy Ibrahim Gambari, needs to be mobilised if they are to be released.

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