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1. Two Women Activists Arrested For Supporting Farmers Protest (Info)
Date: Tue, 06 Aug 2013 12:28:04 +0100
From: Info <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: [BurmaCampaign] Two Women Activists Arrested For Supporting
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Take action to free Khin Mi Mi Khaing and Myint Myint Aye! No Political
Prisoners must be left behind in Burma?s jails!
There are still hundreds of political prisoners in Burma?s jails and all the
repressive laws that put them in prison still remain in place. Despite the
talk of reform from President Thein Sein, he still keeps hundreds of
political prisoners in jail and more activists are being arrested.
Khin Mi Mi Khaing and Myint Myint Aye are leaders of two independent women?s
networks in Burma, which promote equality, peace, and development in the
country. In June, they visited Pae Ma Khan village in Bago Division to show
their support to farmers who ploughed land that had been confiscated. The
Burma Army had confiscated their land almost two decades ago.
The day after the demonstration, they were asked to meet the head of the
local authority from Nattalin Township in Bago Division. On their arrival,
they were arrested and taken to Nattalin Court by the police.
Khin Mi Mi Khaing and Myint Myint Aye were falsely accused of participating
in illegal associations, and recruiting new members into their associations.
They were charged under Section 6 for violating the Unlawful Association Act
and failing to register their social networks with the Burmese government.
They were denied bail and sent to Paungde Prison. Family members are worried
about their health because Khin Mi Mi Khaing has suffered from hypertension
and Myint Myint Aye suffered from mild stroke last year. Their trials
continue at Nattalin Court.
Please write a letter
prisoners/khin-mi-mi-khaing-and-myint-myint-aye> to British Foreign Office
Minister Hugo Swire MP asking him to take action to secure the immediate
release of Khin Mi Mi Khaing, Myint Myint Aye and for the release of all of
Burma?s remaining political prisoners. Take action here
prisoners/khin-mi-mi-khaing-and-myint-myint-aye> or copy and paste this
Thank you for your support.
Wai Hnin Pwint Thon
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