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Rights Activists Continue Hunger Strike

17 December 2013

Three activists who have been in prison since June for helping farmers in Nattalin Township, Pegu Division, to organize a protest against land confiscation have been on hunger strike since last Friday, reports the Democratic Voice of Burma. The three—Myint Myint Aye, Khin Mi Mi Khine and Thant Zin Htet—have been in custody for over six months without bail, awaiting charges under Section 6 of the 1988 Law Relating to the Formation of  Organizations. According to Myint Myint Aye’s younger brother, Toe Lay, they decided to start their hunger strike after the Nattalin Township Court failed to reach a verdict despite holding more than 20 hearings.