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Prison court sentences blogger to 20 years, poet to two years

Prison court sentences blogger to 20 years, poet to two years

first_imgNews May 31, 2021 Find out more News Organisation MyanmarAsia – Pacific Reporters Without Borders and the Burma Media Association are appalled by the combined sentence of 20 years and six months in prison that a special court in Insein prison passed today on a young blogger, Nay Phone Latt. A poet, Saw Wai, was sentenced to two years in prison for a poem containing a coded criticism of Gen. Than She, the head of the military junta.”The authorities have imposed an extraordinarily severe punishment on Nay Phone Latt just for using the Internet,” the two organisations said. “This shocking sentence is meant to terrify those who go online in an attempt to elude the dictatorship’s ubiquitous control of news and information, and we call for his immediate release. Saw Wai, for his part, is being made to pay for his impertinence and courage as a committed poet.”The two organisations added: “There is an urgent need now for bloggers all over the world to demonstrate their solidarity with Nay Phone Latt by posing his photo on their blogs and by writing to Burmese embassies worldwide to request his release. Similarly, we call on poets to defend their fellow-poet, Saw Wai, who has been jailed just because of one poem.”The total sentence of 20 years and six months imposed on Nay Phone Latt by judge Daw Soe consisted of two years for violating article 505 (b) of the Criminal Code (which punishes defamation of the state), three years and six months for violating article 32 (b) of the Video Act and 15 years for violating article 33 (a) of the Electronic Act.Nay Phone Latt’s mother, who was not allowed to attend the trial inside the prison, said: “I was expecting him to get 10 or 12 years in prison at the most. I never imagined he would get this much. The authorities have been excessively cruel with him.” The blogger’s lawyer was himself jailed for criticising the special court’s procedures.It was the same judge who imposed the two-year sentence on Saw Wai, a romantic poet who was arrested by the military on 22 January, the day after a Valentine’s Day poem by him was published in the popular weekly Achit Journal (Love Journal). Read vertically, the first words of each line formed the phrase: APower crazy Senior General Than Shwe. Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar The owner of two Rangoon Internet cafés, Nay Phone Latt, aged 28, was arrested in Rangoon on 29 January in possession of a video that is banned by the military government. He also kept a blog (http://www.nayphonelatt.net/) in which he wrote about the difficulty that young Burmese like himself have had in expressing themselves since the September 2007 protests. He was arrested with several National League for Democracy activists, who were released a few hours later. He was charged on 7 July.The Insein prison authorities have not allowed him to visited by a doctor for the eye problems he suffers from. to go further Follow the news on Myanmar MyanmarAsia – Pacific May 26, 2021 Find out morecenter_img RSF_en Reporters Without Borders and the Burma Media Association are appalled by the combined sentence of 20 years and six months in prison that a special court in Insein prison passed today on a young blogger, Nay Phone Latt. “The authorities have imposed an extraordinarily severe punishment on Nay Phone Latt just for using the Internet,” the two organisations said. “This shocking sentence is meant to terrify those who go online in an attempt to elude the dictatorship’s ubiquitous control of news and information, and we call for his immediate release.” RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum Receive email alerts News US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torture Help by sharing this information November 10, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Prison court sentences blogger to 20 years, poet to two years News May 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Man Jumps As Flames Engulf Red Bank Home

Man Jumps As Flames Engulf Red Bank Home

first_imgBy John Burton |RED BANK — Firefighters on Thursday afternoon battled a blaze that engulfed a West Side residence.Borough fire companies responded to a call that came in at approximately 3:09 p.m. reporting a fire at 16 Leonard St. That call indicated there was an individual trapped inside the structure, said Police Capt. Michael Clay.Clay said that as of 4 p.m., there was a report of one injury from a male in the home and trapped on the second floor. His injuries were not deemed life threatening and the victim was transported to an area hospital for observation, Clay said.Neighbor Jake Rademacher alerted his neighbor to the fire. Photo by Jay CookJake Rademacher, whose Bridge Avenue backyard abuts the Leonard Street property, said he was taking out the trash and smelled smoke. “And then I heard a big ‘whuump’ and saw the flames start shooting out of the building.”Rademacher said the flames quickly grew and spread through the two-story building with an attic. “And I then saw him in the second story window,” Rademacher said of the victim. “I told him to jump because you ain’t got a choice.”Fire Marshal Stanley Sickels, who was on the scene, said the fire moved quickly in the older home. “It was moving up through the walls into the attic,” he said, as firefighters continued on Thursday afternoon to quell the still visible flames that appeared to have destroyed the home.Sickels wouldn’t speculate at this time as to the fire’s origin or cause. “We’re still gathering statements, getting information for the ongoing investigation,” he said.Borough fire companies received support from Middletown’s River Plaza fire company and from Sea Bright and Fire Haven departments.According to borough tax records, the home is owned by William and Shirley Sharkey.last_img read more

Silver the medal of the day for Neptune swimmers at the Kootenay Regionals

Silver the medal of the day for Neptune swimmers at the Kootenay Regionals

first_imgMatthew Holitzki in Division two boys won silver in 50-meter breaststroke (time: 47.13) and bronze in 50-meter backstroke (time: 51.61).Madeline Holitzki, swimming in Division one girls, won silver in 100-meter IM  (time: 1:47.62), silver in 50-meter butterfly (time: 50.23), silver 50-meter backstroke (time: 51.10) and gold in 50-meter breaststroke (time: 47.13 PQT).Sage Cowan, competing in Division four girls won three gold in 100-meter backstroke (time: 1:22.53) and 100-meter freestyle (time: 1:12.69) and 200-meter IM (time: 2:51.14) before finishing with silver in 50-meter freestyle (time: 32.71).Olivia Cowan, in Division three girls won silver in 100 meter IM (time: 1:26.54).In Division five girls, Emma Borhi won silver in 100-meter backstroke (time: 1:21.38) and two bronze medals in 200-meter IM (3:05.98) and 100-meter breaststroke (time: 1:34.35).Joanna Blishen in Division four girls won silver in 50-meter butterfly (time: 38.66) and 100-meter breaststroke (time: 1:36.44).Coach Afford, in Division seven girls, took four silver medals in 200-meter IM (time: 2:51.50 PQT), 50-meter freestyle (time: 30.48), 50-meter butterfly (time: 34.86) and 100-meter breaststroke (time: 1:25.37 PQT).“It was a really rewarding experience for me to see how the work that we have all put in resulted in some outstanding races and such great improvements in their swimming,” Afford explained.“Elissa Centrone swam fanatically this weekend taking 6.24 seconds off of her 100m freestyle, 5.54 seconds off of her 50-meter breaststroke, and 10.64 seconds off of her 100-meter IM.“Jaylen Ruston also got a great best time taking 4.69 seconds off in her 100-meter IM and broke the regional record but was unfortunately was disqualified.”The Neptunes are nowhere near the team that dominated the Kootenay swim scene for years.However, Afford was able to get the best out of the small numbers that signed up for the program in the spring.And she the season prepares the swimmers for their future. If the price of silver continues to rise as metal experts predict, then there’s going to be some pretty happy Nelson Neptune swimmers.The local swim team took home more than 15 medals of the silver variety at the Kootenay Regional Swim Championship Sunday in Colville, Washington.The results mean Neptune swimmers have the opportunity to compete in at least 15 events at the upcoming B.C. Swim Championships later this month in Nanaimo.“This meet was not only a great weekend to end the season for most of the swimmers because of the times that they were swimming, but also they had a really great time racing and spending time together as a cohesive group,” Nelson coach Rebecca Afford said of the small by numbers but big in heart Neptune squad.“We had a small turn out which made it possible for us to go out for dinner as a team which we never really get the chance to do especially at meets.”The Regional Championship is run in a slightly different way than regular season meets.Top three medals are awarded for each race and those swimmers earn spots on the regional team that will compete in Nanaimo August 17-19.Jaylen Rushton in Division one girls captured gold in the 50-meter butterfly (time: 48.78 PQT), silver in 50-meter breaststroke (time: 53.91PQT), and silver in the 100-meter freestyle (time: 1:34.67)(PQT stand for “provincial qualifying time” which is the time that is faster than the average eighth place finish time over the last five years at the provincial championship meet.)In Division four boys, Samuel Matthew captured silver in 200-meter individual medley (time: 2:46.11), silver in 50-meter butterfly – (time: 35.13), silver in 100-meter backstroke (time: 1:21.15) and silver in 100-meter breaststroke (time: 1:23.57 PQT).last_img read more