close
This ad will auto close in 10 seconds

Myanmar police charge 7 for staging land protest

US and other Western nations are maintaining political, economic sanctions against the repressive former ruling junta.



Yangon: Police in Myanmar have filed charges of unlawful assembly against seven people who staged a peaceful protest in Yangon against land confiscation.

Police said on Friday that those charged included labour rights lawyer Pho Phyu, who was with more than 30 farmers who staged a sit-in on Thursday in front of the government housing department. They are also charged with refusing a police order to disperse.

The protest came as the outside world is watching the government`s commitment to democratic reforms.

The United States and other Western nations are maintaining political and economic sanctions against the repressive former ruling junta. But they have indicated they would respond positively to liberalisation moves, such as a mass release of political prisoners.

Bureau Report

From Zee News

0 Comment - Join the Discussions

trending

photo gallery

video


WION FEATURES

Video: Suspected Kashmiri militants play cricket with AK47 as wicket

Nice, France: A year later, through the eyes of a Muslim

Top 5 inventions from Israel (Tech check)

Judaism, India's oldest foreign religion

Vegetarian beef farmer puts cows to pasture

Disabled dogs in Taiwan get hot new wheels