BURMA – CHINA: Rakhine activists convicted over anti-Chinese pipeline protest

The court imposes a three-month sentence on ten Burmese protesters, guilty of promoting “peaceful demonstrations”. Outside the courthouse, hundreds of people call for their release. Despite requests for lawful protest, Burmese authorities have never allowed demonstrations against the billion-dollar project agreed to by Beijing and Naypyidaw….(…)

AsiaNews, 09/27/2013

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