Sunday, January 31, 2010

Journalist convicted in Burma

A journalist working in Burma has been jailed for 13 years for working illegally for foreign media organisations.

The BBC reports that

Ngwe Soe Lin, who reported for the Norway-based Democratic Voice of Burma, was convicted of violating immigration laws and the Electronics Act.

The reports adds that

Ngwe Soe Lin was arrested as he left an internet cafe in the Rangoon area of Kyaukmyaung in June 2009. After being interrogated for two months, he was sent to the city's notorious Insein prison, where his sentence was handed down on Wednesday.

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