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Free Ein Khaing Oo

by | 16th, November 2008

IN BURMA, they are coming for the journalists:

Burmese media say a local journalist has been sentenced to two years in prison for covering a rally by victims of a devastating cyclone.

Media sources say a court in Rangoon sentenced Ein Khaing Oo on Friday after a closed-door trial, in which she had no defense lawyer. She was convicted of taking photos that could be used by foreign news organizations to harm Burmese interests.

The reporter for Burmese magazine Eco Vision already had spent five months in prison. She was arrested June 10 while covering the rally of cyclone survivors outside a United Nations building in Rangoon.

The participants in the rally were appealing for aid from the U.N. Development Program after failing to get help from Burmese authorities.

A campaign…


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