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Posts Tagged ‘Nyi Nyi Aung’ (10 found)

Activists Hold Little Hope for 2010 Elections in Burma

Burma is now preparing for elections at the state, regional and national level. But the country’s much-criticized election laws prompted the main opposition party to opt out, leaving many activists disheartened and disgruntled.

This is how Burmese, pro-democracy advocates living in India reacted to new election rules in Burma. The rules essentially bar Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and other opposition leaders from running […]

April 26, 2010  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Military Government Frees US Citizen

More Than 2,100 Political Prisoners Should be Released Before Election

The Burmese military government’s release today of imprisoned US citizen Nyi Nyi Aung should be followed by the immediate and unconditional release of Burma’s more than 2,100 political prisoners, Human Rights Watch said today. […]

March 22, 2010  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

Nyi Nyi Aung Release – Generals Keep Playing Their Games

The Burma Campaign UK today welcomed the release of Nyi Nyi Aung, an American Burmese arrested last year while visiting his sick mother, but warned that the generals are once again playing games with the international community, and that the release is designed to divert attention from the recently published election laws, which have been widely condemned. […]

March 18, 2010  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

American Nyi Nyi Aung Released from Prison in Burma

Returning Shortly to the United States

The Burmese junta released prisoner of conscience Nyi Nyi Aung from prison on Thursday, March 18, 2010; he will be arriving in the United States late Friday afternoon.

In response to his release, Freedom Now President Jared Genser said, “We’re thrilled that Nyi Nyi is returning to the United States and will be reunited with his fiancé shortly. While we are pleased the junta has released him, he never should have been imprisoned in the first place. […]

March 18, 2010  •  By Freedom Now  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

An American in Burma’s Gulag

Nyi Nyi Aung has been sentenced to three years hard labor for political crimes.

By Wa Wa Kyaw
Wall Street Journal

On Feb. 10, a court inside Burma’s notorious Insein Prison sentenced my fiance, Nyi Nyi Aung, to three years hard labor in prison to punish him for his democracy advocacy. […]

February 22, 2010  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

NCGUB condemns junta’s ‘blatant disregard for law’ in jailing Nyi Nyi Aung, political prisoners

In a blatant display of disregard for law and justice, a Burmese court has sentenced US citizen and democracy activist Nyi Nyi Aung, who is born in Burma, to three years’ imprisonment.The charges filed against Nyi Nyi were hastily concocted and falsified in order to obtain his conviction and jail him because the initial charges […]

February 11, 2010  •  By National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

Burmese Junta Unjustly Convicts American Political Prisoner Nyi Nyi Aung

Today, a Burmese court found American Nyi Nyi Aung guilty on false charges and sentenced him to 5 years in a Burmese prison, including hard labor. The judge commuted the sentence to 3 years. Nyi Nyi was found guilty of forging a national identity card; failing to declare currencies at customs; and failing to renounce his Burmese citizenship. Freedom […]

February 10, 2010  •  By Freedom Now  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

Berman Urges Burmese Junta to Release Imprisoned American, Calls on U.S. Administration to Appoint Envoy and Consider More Sanctions

Van Nuys, CA – In response to the sentencing of U.S. citizen Nyi Nyi Aung to three years in prison with hard labor in his native Burma, Chairman Howard L. Berman (D-CA) of the House Foreign Affairs Committee today urged the Burmese military junta to release the prisoner immediately and called on the U.S. Departments […]

February 10, 2010  •  By US House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Relations  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

Nyi Nyi Aung Unjustly Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison

Today, Burma-born American Nyi Nyi Aung was unjustly sentenced to 3 years in prison with hard labour. He was sentenced under three different sections for a total of 5 years, however the judge commuted his sentence to 3 years. The court unjustly found Nyi Nyi guilty of forging a national identity card, failing to declare […]

February 10, 2010  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Nyi Nyi Aung’s Verdict Postponed and Family Denied Visit

Burmese American citizenship holder Ko Nyi Nyi Aung@ Kyaw Zaw Lwin has had a family visit banned by authorities.

When his family went to see him on 18 January 2010, jailor Kyaw Min Tun said they were not allowed to see him at that time, but they would be able to see him on 27 January. 27 January is also the day that Ko Nyi Nyi Aung will have his sentence read out in the court.

January 27, 2010  •  By Assistance Association for Political Prisoners - Burma  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤