Saturday, 1 March 2008

Free Burmese Journalists Petition

Dear Reader

Two Burmese journalists, chief editor Thet Zin and manager Sein Win Maung, from the Rangoon-based weekly publication "Myanmar Nation" were arrested on 15 February 2008, without any justification being offered. They are now in Insein jail, facing 10 years imprisonment.

Burmese Bloggers are appealing to United Nations mediator Ibrahim Gambari to condemn the arrest of these two journalists which could be linked to the presence in the newspaper's office of a copy of a report by his UN colleague, Special Rapporteur for Human Rights Paulo Sergio Pinheiro.

If you would like to act for the immediate release of Thet Zin and Sein Win Maung, as well as author Lay Lay Mun (alias Phu Ngong) of "Teenage Magazine", blogger and author Nay Phone Latt, and poets Min Han, Nay Htet Naing and Ko Ko Maung (alias Zaw Lu Sein), who were also arrested in 2008 please click here.

Links to the report : DVB and Ma Thadar's Blog

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