Take Action for Human Rights Defenders in Myanmar

April 12, 2015

“On 2 April 2015, Burmese human rights defender Ms Naw Ohn Hla was sentenced to four months in prison after being found guilty of violating the Peaceful Assembly Law during a protest on 29 September 2014.

The human rights defender was arrested, along with five other activists, on 30 December 2014, in relation to a demonstration held outside the Chinese embassy in Rangoon, urging an investigation into the shooting death of Letpadaung farmer Daw Khin Win by local police during a protest against the mining project. The five remaining human rights defenders, Ms Daw Sein Htwe, Ms Daw San San Win (also known as Lay Lay) and Messrs Ko Nay Myo Zin, Ko Tin Htut Paing and Ko Thant Zin await sentencing.”

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