Monday, December 03, 2007

Myanmar to Try Protestors for Arson, Possession of Weapons

Source: Earth Times

Protestors who participated in the September demonstrations in Yangon will not be prosecuted if they had acted peacefully, Myanmar's top cop said Monday. "Only those individuals involved in arson or the possession of illegal weapons will be brought to trial," police chief Khin Yi told a press conference in Naypyitaw, Myanmar's new capital.

It was the government's first statement on the fate of thousands of people arrested since the anti-regime protests in Yangon, the former capital, led by Buddhist monks.

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