Yangon: A special court inside Myanmar`s
Insein prison has sentenced an ex-army captain to 10 years imprisonment for writing and sending critical articles to the Democratic Voice of Burma and other dissident groups.
Lawyer Hla Myo Myint says 35-year-old Nay Myo Zin was
sentenced last Friday in a closed-door trial. He was found
guilty of violating the Electronics Act and tarnishing the
Zin was arrested last April at his Yangon internet cafe.
Hla Myo Myint said yesterday the arrest without a warrant and
mental torture of his client were violations of his human
He says Myanmar`s judiciary is still not independent and
there is no rule of law although the nominally civilian
government that took office in March claims to be reforming