December 30, 2016

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Fourteen labour rights protestors appear in court

Labour rights protestors arrive Tatkon Township Court. Photo:Tin Soe Lwin
Labour rights protestors arrive Tatkon Township Court. Photo:Tin Soe Lwin

ONE day after 35 labour rights protestors from Sagaing were released, the remaining fourteen protestors including Ko Khaing Min, who is believed to be the leader of the protest, appeared in Tatkon Township Court yesterday.
They are next due to appear in court on 15 June, according to local authorities.
Out of 51 labour protestors who were detained after their protest was dispersed by police in mid May, 36 returned home yesterday as they were found not guilty, according to local authorities. Police dispersed a demonstration held by employees of a factory in Sagaing Region yesterday as they tried to pass barricades blocking them from entering Nay Pyi Taw, arresting the movement’s leaders outside the capital.
Before the crackdown the protestors had reached an agreement with negotiators to hold talks with the chairman of Nay Pyi Taw Council.—Tin Tun Tar

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