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BBC Burmese Service Reporter Sentenced

A court in Myanmar on Monday sentenced a BBC reporter to three months of hard labor for attacking a policeman while covering protests last year in Mandalay. Mandalay's Chanmyathazi Township court found Nay Myo Lin, 40, a Myanmar national and stringer for BBC's Burmese Service, guilty of assaulting an on-duty police officer. The charge is based on video footage and eyewitness accounts of a brief altercation between Lin and the officer, which unfolded as police blocked the route of...

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