Burma: Lawyer Saw Kyaw Kyaw Min | Letter

In October 28, 2008, lawyer Saw Kyaw Kyaw Min was accused of engaging in an offence described as contempt of court / disrupting judicial servants while defending clients in a criminal proceeding. The alleged criminal act involved Saw Kyaw Kyaw Min’s refusal to make his clients face the court after his clients had turned their backs in protest against the proceedings against them.  Radio Free Asia and others reported that Saw Kyaw Kyaw Min was sentenced to 6 months imprisonment for this act.  Fearing arrest, Saw Kyaw Kyaw Min fled to Thailand.

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