The military thugs who presently run Myanmar cracked down last year on anyone who had the audacity to express an honest opinion about life in the prison known as Burma. Nay Phone Latt, a well known blogger, was arrested last year, but not until this week did he learn the government was sentencing him to a twenty year prison term. Latt, like the vast majority of Burmese supports democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, but fellow leaders of the National League for Democracy (NLD) reportedly were also being sent to jail for their part in last year’s demonstrations. Nay Phone’s blog was in the Burmese language and had become a focal point for those who disagreed with the military junta which runs the nation.
The United Nations is powerless because the Burmese junta has close economic ties with India and China who prefer wealth over support for democracy. It is reported there was no trial and no defense attorney for Nay Phone. Most probably, it didn’t matter, because he was guilty as charged since all honest people oppose the thugs running their nation.