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Burmese junta’s crime against humanity: Cyclone Nargis Help Sentenced to 17 Years

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Cyclone relief coordinator sentenced to 17 years

Mar 12, 2009 (DVB)–

A man who organised rescue efforts via the internet for Cyclone Nargis victims has been sentenced to 17 years in jail.

Min Thein Tun (also known as Thiha) was charged under the Electronics Act, Unlawful Associations Act and Immigration Act. The sentence was passed on 11 March in a court inside Insein prison.

He had carried out the efforts whilst working legally in Malaysia, but was arrested on his return to Burma last year, his mother Thein Thein said.

“On 11 July 2008 [the police] came to my house and searched it,” she said.

“They found nothing. They searched the house a second time and told Thein Thein that her son had been arrested.

“When I asked [Min Thein Tun] what had happened, he said he was not involved in politics, just social work and support,” she said.

Six members of the All Burma Federation of Student Unions are currently on trial following their arrest last year for collecting and burying corpses in the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis.

They are defending allegations of sedition and Unlawful Associations Act.

Reporting by Khin Hnin Htet

http://english.dvb.no/news.php?id=2321

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Humanitarian worker sentenced to 17 years in prison

Mizzima

by Myint Maung

Thursday, 12 March 2009 19:25

New Delhi (Mizzima) – A special court sitting inside the notorious Insein prison on Wednesday handed down 17 years in prison to a humanitarian worker, who was arrested and detained for the past eight months.

Min Thein Tun a.k.a Thihah, arrested in July 2008 while distributing relief materials to victims of Cyclone Nargis in the Irrawaddy delta, was charged by the special court on three counts including the Immigration Act, and communicating with illegal associations and was sentenced to 17 years, a relative said.

“The court in Insein prison sentenced him to 17 years under the Electronic Act, Immigration Act and communicating with illegal associations,” the relative, who wished not to be named, told Mizzima.

Min Thein Tun, a resident of Rangoon’s North Okklapa Township, in 2005 left for Malaysia with a legal passport in search of a job. But when Cyclone Nargis lashed Burma’s coastal regions, particularly the Irrawaddy delta, he flashed an appeal for donation on his blogspot for victims of the cyclone.

With some generous donations he recieved, he reportedly came back to Burma and began distributing aid to victims in Bogale, Laputta, and Dedaye Townships in the Irrawaddy delta. But on his third trip to the delta in July 2008 he was arrested by authorities and detained.

Since his arrest, his blogspot www.thiha.blogspot.com has been inaccessible.

Sources said on July 11, authorities raided and searched his residence. Reportedly he was detained for two months at the Aung Thapyay interrogation camp before being taken to Insein jail in Rangoon.

His retired parents could not afford to hire a defence counsel for him and he was left without any lawyer representing him in court.

http://www.mizzima.com/news/inside-burma/1836-humanitarian-worker-sentenced-to-17-years-in-prison-.html

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Thursday, 12 March 2009 18:39

ကိုစိုး

စစ္အစိုးရက ဖမ္းဆီးထားသည့္ နာဂစ္ဆိုင္ကလုန္း ဒုကၡသည္မ်ား ကူညီ ကယ္ဆယ္ေရး ျပဳလုပ္သူ ကုိမင္းသိန္းထြန္းကို ယမန္ေန႔က အင္းစိန္ေထာင္တြင္း အထူးတရား႐ုံးမွ ေထာင္ဒဏ္ ၁၇ ႏွစ္ ခ်မွတ္လိုက္ ေၾကာင္း မိသားစု ၀င္မ်ားႏွင့္ ေထာင္၀န္ထမ္း အသိုင္းအ၀န္းက ေျပာသည္။

ကိုမင္းသိန္းထြန္းကို အီလက္ထ႐ြန္နစ္ ပုဒ္မ ၃၃/က ၊ နယ္စပ္ျဖတ္ေက်ာ္ ပုဒ္မ ၁၃/၁ ႏွင့္ တရားမ၀င္ အဖြဲ႕ အစည္း ဆက္သြယ္ ပုဒ္မ ၁၇/၁ စသည့္ ပုဒ္မ ၃ ခု ျဖင့္ စုစုေပါင္း ေထာင္ဒဏ္ ၁၇ ႏွစ္ ခ်မွတ္လိုက္ျခင္း ျဖစ္ သည္ဟု အင္းစိန္ေထာင္ ၀န္ထမ္းႏွင့္ နီးစပ္သူ တဦးက ေျပာသည္။

“အဲဒီ ၃ မႈ နဲ႔ ေထာင္ ၁၇ ႏွစ္ ခ်လိုက္တယ္၊ တေပါင္းတည္း ပုံစံမ်ိဳး၊ ေရွ႕ေနလည္း မရွိဘူး၊ မိသားစုလည္း မ၀င္ရ ဘူး၊ မိသားစုက လာေစာင့္တယ္ ၀င္ခြင့္မရဘူး၊ အမိန္႔ခ်လိုက္တယ္ပဲ သူတို႔ သိရတာ”ဟု ၎ က ေျပာသည္။

ယင္း ကိုမင္းသိန္းထြန္းကို ၂၀၀၈ ခုႏွစ္ ဇြန္လ အတြင္း၌ စစ္အာဏာပိုင္မ်ားက ဖမ္းဆီးခဲ့ၿပီး ေအာင္သေျပ စစ္ေၾကာေရး စခန္းတြင္ ၂ လ ခန္႔ စစ္ေၾကာခဲ့ၿပီးေနာက္ အင္းစိန္ေထာင္သို႔ ပို႔လိုက္ျခင္းျဖစ္ေၾကာင္းသိရသည္။

“သူ႔အိမ္ကုိလာစစ္သြားတာက ၁၁ – ၇ – ၂၀၀၈ မွာ၊ မိဘေတြက အဲဒီအခ်ိန္ အဖမ္းခံလိုက္ရမွန္းမသိဘူး၊ မိဘ ေတြ အိမ္ကို လာရွာတဲ့ အခ်ိန္မွာ ဖမ္းထားၿပီးေနၿပီ၊ သက္ေသခံ ဘာေတြရွိမလဲဆုိၿပီးေတာ့ လာရွာၾကတာ၊ ဘာမွ အေထာက္အထား မေတြ႕သြားဘူး၊ ၁၆ – ၉ -၂၀၀၈ မွာ သူ႔ကို ေအာင္သေျပ စစ္ေၾကာေရးကေန အင္းစိန္ေထာင္ ကို ပို႔လိုက္တာ”ဟုလည္း အင္းစိန္ေထာင္ ၀န္ထမ္းႏွင့္ နီးစပ္သူက ေျပာဆိုသည္။

ကိုမင္းသိန္းထြန္းသည္ မေလးရွားႏိုင္ငံတြင္ သြားေရာက္ အလုပ္လုပ္ကိုင္ေနရင္း ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံ၌ ၿပီးခဲ့သည့္ ႏွစ္ ေမလ က နာဂစ္ ဆိုင္ကလုန္းမုန္တိုင္း ဒဏ္ခံရေသာ ဒုကၡသည္မ်ားကို ကူညီကယ္ဆယ္ေရး ပစၥည္းမ်ားေပးပုိ႔ ေနရာမွ ျမန္မာျပည္တြင္းသို႔ ကိုယ္တိုင္၀င္ေရာက္လာစဥ္ နယ္စပ္တြင္ ဖမ္းဆီးခံရျခင္းျဖစ္ေၾကာင္း သိရသည္။

လြန္ခဲ့သည့္ တနလၤာေန႔ကလည္း အမ်ိဳးသား ဒီမိုကေရစီအဖြဲ႕ခ်ဳပ္(အန္အယ္လ္ဒီ)အဖြဲ႕၀င္ မခ်ိဳႏွင့္ မသိဂႌ တို႔ကို  အင္းစိန္ေထာင္တြင္းအထူး တရား႐ုံးမွာပင္ တရားမ၀င္ အဖြဲ႕အစည္း ဆက္သြယ္ ပုဒ္မ ၁၇/၁ ႏွင့္ ေထာင္ဒဏ္ ၂ ႏွစ္စီ အမိန္႔ခ်လိုက္ေၾကာင္း အန္အယ္လ္ဒီ က ေျပာသည္။

ယင္း မခ်ိဳႏွင့္ မသိဂႌ တို႔သည္လည္း နာဂစ္ ဆိုင္ကလုန္းေနာက္ပိုင္းတြင္ ဖမ္းဆီးခံရျခင္းျဖစ္ေၾကာင္း သိရသည္။

http://www.irrawaddy.org/bur/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=826:2009-03-12-11-40-30&catid=1:news&Itemid=2

Written by Lwin Aung Soe

March 12, 2009 at 1:33 pm

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