Myanmar court sentences opposition lawyers to prison Michael Sung at 10:03 AM ET
[JURIST] A court in military-ruled Myanmar [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive] on Friday sentenced two lawyers from the National League for Democracy (NLD to four month prison terms for being "disrespectful" while representing dissident students. The US Department of State condemned the prosecutions [press release], calling for the military regime to "cease harassing and arresting citizens for peacefully exercising their internationally recognized human rights." Myanmar criminalizes participation in demonstrations, speeches, or written statements that could undermine stability. AFP has more.
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