The Law Society is concerned for Ms. Naw Ohn Hla, Mr. Nay Myo Zin, Mr. Than Swe, Mr. Tin Htut Paing, Ms. Sein Htwe, and Ms. San San Win. The six are human rights defenders who are reported to have been sentenced for taking part in a peaceful demonstration on December 29 2014 in front of the Chinese Embassy in Rangoon. The demonstrators were reported to be seeking an inquiry into the death of a civilian by the police during an earlier protest at the Letpadaung copper mine site. Ms. Naw Ohn Hla, Mr. Nay Myo Zin, Mr. Than Swe, Mr. Tin Htut Paing and Ms. Sein Htwe are reported to have been involved for many years in a number of peaceful protests against the adverse environmental and human impact of the Letpadaung mine site and to have been arrested on many occasions.
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