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.