Burma jails journalist for 10 more years

PRESS watchdog Reporters Without Borders is condemning authorities in Burma for adding 10 years to a journalist’s eight-year jail sentence.

Sithu Zeya was sentenced in 2010 to eight years in jail after he was caught photographing the aftermath of a grenade attack in the city of Yangon.

Yesterday the 21-year-old was sentenced under the Electronic Act on a new charge of circulating material online that could “damage tranquillity and unity in the government”.

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