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Burma - Four journalists now “only” facing two-year sentences on reduced charges

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Court drops charges against Bi Mon Te Nay journalists under draconian Emergency Act A court in the southern Rangoon suburb of Padeban announced yesterday that the five Bi Mon Te Nay journalists still being held will no longer face charges under the draconian Emergency Act that carry a possible 14-year sentence, but will still be tried on lesser penal code charges. Has the Burmese justice system begun to realize the extent of its recent excesses? Editors Win Tin and Thura Aung and (...)

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