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Burma - “Information hero” freed after serving three months of jail term

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Court urged to dismiss charges against detained Unity Weekly journalists Zaw Phay, a Democratic Voice of Burma(DVB) reporter who was sentenced to a year in prison in the northern city of Magway on 7 April on charges of trespassing on government property and disturbing a civil servant, was released on 4 July after a Magway township court reduced his sentence to three months on appeal. He was one of the 100 “information heroes” that Reporters Without Borders profiled for the latest World (...)

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