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Myanmar: Labour activists facing charges recognised as 'political prisoners' by civil society group

Author: Assistance Association for Political Prisoners-Burma, Published on: 16 October 2019

"Month in Review for September", 16 October 2019

...In September the following cases illustrate the threats faced for activists across the country:

... Seven garment workers from Myanmar Knitting Company in Pathein Industrial Zone in Ayeyarwaddy Division and one labor activist are facing charges under Section 19 of [the Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Procession Law] ...

Freedom of Expression and Freedom of Speech are threatened by the use of [the Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Procession Law]... Accordingly, AAPP urges the government to amend these laws urgently... 

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