Myan­mar jails anti-war marchers for de­fam­ing army

DNA Sunday (Mumbai) - - W RLD -

Yangon: A Myan­mar court jailed three ac­tivists on Fri­day for de­fam­ing the mil­i­tary dur­ing anti-war protests, amid grow­ing concern about a clamp-down on civil so­ci­ety. A judge in My­itky­ina, the cap­i­tal of Kachin state, found two men and one woman guilty of defama­tion, sen­tenc­ing them to six months in prison and a fine of $320 each. Lum Zawng, Nang Pu, and Zau Jat took part in demon­stra­tions in war-torn Kachin in April, when an army of­fen­sive against eth­nic mi­nor­ity guer­ril­las prompted more than 6,000 peo­ple to flee their homes.

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