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E.O. 12958: DECL: 02/15/2020
SUBJECT: BURMA: PRO-DEMOCRACY ACTIVISTS SENTENCED
REF: RANGOON 686
Classified By: Political Officer Marc Shaw for Reasons 1.4 (b) & (d)
1. (C) Opposition lawyer Aung Thein verified news reports
that a Rangoon court sentenced four female pro-democracy
activists on February 15 to two years each for violating
Article 505B of the Penal Code, disturbing public
tranquility. Special Branch arrested the four ) Naw Ohn
Hla, Myint Myint San, Cho Cho Lwin, and Ma Cho ) on October
3, 2009 after they reportedly offered alms to monks at Magwe
monastery in Rangoon (reftel). Lawyers for the four plan to
appeal the verdict, according to Aung Thein.
2. (C) Naw Ohn Hla is a prominent National League for
Democracy member and organizer of the Tuesday Prayer Group, a
collection of pro-democracy activists who pray regularly for
the release of Aung San Suu Kyi and all political prisoners.
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