April 6, 2019

One of three Kachin activists jailed for six months just for organising peaceful protests to help free villagers trapped in the jungle after the army attacked their villages has been released, reports Mizzima.

Nang Pu was released on 5 April from prison two months early. The three Kachin activists, Nang Pu, Lum Zawng and Zau Jat, were jailed in December.

A number of foreign activist groups had joined forces with activists in Myanmar and around the world demanding their release, and according to Burma Campaign UK the pressure worked.

Read Mizzima report

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