Thursday, November 13, 2008

Shame On Than Shwe



The world is changing, but not Burma and its ruthless rulers. Nay Phone Latt, the country's well-known BLOGGER, has been sentenced to 20 years in jail. The main reason behind this punishment was that Latt posted a cartoon of the military leader Than Shwe on his blog. Was it really a crime ?



According to his mother Aye Than, Latt's colleague July Kyaw was also sentenced to two years imprisonment. According to Than, she was not allowed to attend the trial, while Latt was not represented by his defence lawyer, Aung Thein. Latt is a popular blogger in his country, where you can hardly find anyone to express his/her opinions. This is mainly because of modern Hitler 'Than Shwe', who is quite infamous in the world for his brutality. "Shame on Than Shwe". I am lucky to be born in my country, where everybody is allowed to express his/her views on various issues.

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12 comments:

magiceye said...

indeed a shame!

Gattina said...

Unfortunately that's a part of the world I don't hear of very often. It is a shame. I am against death penality, but for those "Hitlers" I would change my mind !

Plamena Markova said...

20 years in jail?! It's unbelievable!

lynn said...

Gosh thanks for the interesting piece.

Kadri said...

I had such great hopes for Burma when the Buddhist monks started their protests and then it fizzled out into nothing. Shame on the rest of the world for not reaching out and helping. Had Burma been a country of interest to the western world then Than Shwe would have been as dead and gone as Saddam Hussein by now.

R. Ramesh said...

If the world is turning a blind eye to the plight of suu kyi, what could one expect!!!

tantra flower said...

This is a terrible tragedy indeed. It was reported on November 11th that two dozen advocates for democracy in Myanmar (Burma) were given sentences ranging from two to SIXTY-FIVE years!

Those of us who live in countries that allow free speech and expression should feel very blessed.

But please don't think that all westerners are ignorant or complacent -- many people, myself included, do care.

b.c. said...

oh dear poor kid

Tazeen said...

20 years ......


what a shame

no matter ho much i bitch about my government, it is at times like these I learn to appreciate my country.

Red Soul said...

omg. :(

kalina said...

Ridiculous...

Martin Miller-Yianni said...

Where's the humour with these people? They must have been having a laugh when they locked him away though - bet they thought that was funny!