News MyanmarAsia – Pacific News News to go further Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar Amnesty International and Reporters Without Borders are launching a petition for the release of Zaw Thet Htwe, editor of a sports magazine. He was sentenced to three years in prison for exposing irregularities by Burmese sports officials. June 15, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Support Burmese sports journalist Zaw Thet Htwe sentenced to three years in prison RSF_en Follow the news on Myanmar RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum Organisation May 12, 2021 Find out more May 31, 2021 Find out more May 26, 2021 Find out more News US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torture Amnesty International and Reporters Without Borders are calling on sports journalists to give their support to imprisoned Burmese editor Zaw Thet Htwe and seven law students during the European Football Championships in Portugal.Zaw Thet Htwe is the editor of a popular Burmese sports magazine First Eleven. He was initially sentenced to death in November 2003 but his sentence was reduced to three years imprisonment on 12 May 2004. International pressure helped to contribute to the commutation of his sentence. With your help we could secure his full release.The military junta accused Zaw Thet Htwe of involvement in a “conspiracy” against the government and charged him with “high treason”. However Amnesty International and Reporters without Borders believe that he is a prisoner of conscience, arrested for exercising his right to freedom of expression. He had reportedly taken the risk of exposing irregularities on the part of Burmese sports officials.The seven law students, who have been in detention since June 2003, are believed to have been arrested because they set up a student sports union in their university without official permission. Aung Gyi, Aung Ko Lwin, Kyaw Maung, Myo Myint Tun, Myo Than Htut, Nang Siang None and Win Htut Lwin were sentenced to terms of between seven and fifteen years’ imprisonment and were reportedly ill-treated after their arrest.They are among more than 1,350 political prisoners detained in Myanmar, many of whom have been arrested for their peaceful political activities.Sign the petition online MyanmarAsia – Pacific Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information
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Michael Mensah inflicted more pain on former side Asante Kotoko to delay their title celebrations, as Wa All Stars beat the champions 3-1 in Tamale.The former Kotoko striker scored a brace as the Blues recorded their biggest win over the Porcupine Warriors since joining the elite division in 2007.The loss further holds back Kotoko’s winning of the competition as they still have a 10-point advantage over Heart of Lions, who have a game in hand on the leaders. There are three more matches to go.And it was Kotoko’s second straight home defeat as they continue to serve a temporal home ban from the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi.Mensah scored in the 31st and 48th minutes to give his side a comfortable two-nil lead before Seidu Bancey pulled one back for Kotoko after 58 minutes.Kotoko’s push for the equaliser rather saw them pegged back as young defender Ismail Ganiyu scored to in the 76th minute. The champions were undeterred as they came close to scoring but Bancey missed from a spot kick to leave Kotoko with nothing more to fight for.In other results: Kotoko 1 – 3 Wa All Stars Berekum Chelsea 1 – 0 Dwarfs Liberty 2 – 1 Amidaus Profs. AshGold 0 – 0 Faisal Inter-Allies 1 – 0 Edubiase FC Hasaacas 3 – 0 Hearts of Oak