There are 273 individuals oppressed in Burma due to political activity. 19 are currently serving prison sentences, 51 are awaiting trial inside prison, 201 are awaiting trial outside prison.
This month’s report highlights the trial and sentencing of the two Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, exposing the repressive way archaic laws are used to stifle free speech:
- Prolonged separation of families by being denied bail
- Delaying the sentencing hearing fatigues international attention
- Time spent not working constitutes various financial burdens for their family