Labourer demonstrators sentenced in contempt of court ruling

By Mizzima
14 July 2016
Labourer demonstrators sentenced in contempt of court ruling
Protesting workers seen inside a police van after being arrested when they tried to march in a protest for labor rights in TetKone, near Naypyitaw, Myanmar, 18 May 2016. Photo: Hein Htet/EPA

Fifteen detained labour demonstrators received a sentence of one-month imprisonment or a K5,000 fine for contempt of court from a Nay Pyi Taw Tatkon Township court yesterday, state media reported on 14 July.
The group was detained in the township in May for trying to pass barricades blocking them from entering Nay Pyi Taw.
The workers, from a finished wood products factory in Sagaing, are currently facing charges for unlawful assembly, disobeying the instruction of the police and disturbing public order.