Myanmar rights activist sentenced to eight years in prison Caitlin Price at 8:02 PM ET
[JURIST] Myanmar human rights activist Ko Myint Naing has been sentenced to eight years in prison, according to his lawyer and fellow activists Wednesday. A judge sentenced Myint Naing for inciting unrest during an April 2007 incident in which Myint Naing and another member of the Human Rights Defenders and Promoters Network [Wikipedia backgrounder] were attacked by a pro-government mob while en route to a human rights training session. The attackers are suspected of belonging to the government-sponsored anti-opposition Union Solidarity and Development Association [official website]. The US Campaign for Burma [advocacy website] also reported that five activists accompanying Myint Naing were each sentenced to four years in prison. AP has more.
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