Monday, 4 April 2016

Su Su Nway rearrested

Labour and land activist Su Su Nway was arrested last week for giving an "educational talk" critical of exploitation of squatters:
Police arrested land rights activist Su Su Nway yesterday for an educational talk she held in Hlaingthaya Township, Yangon, in 2014. She has been charged under Section 18 of the Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Procession Law. “At that time, I didn’t talk about anything political, except ward affairs. I talked about not taking profit from squatters by renting houses and systematically constructing bathrooms. I committed no offences,” said Su Su Nway. “She was taken to Insein Prison after deciding not to appeal. She knew she didn’t commit any offences, and so she didn’t appeal for bill,” said her husband Markee. Su Su Nway was sentenced to 21 days in prison by a Bago Region court for helping farmers and charged under Section 18 by the Pyin Oo Lwin Township court.
"Activist Su Su Nway arrested for educational speech," Eleven Media, 29 March 2016.

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