Sunday, 16 August 2015

Student activist Po Po released on bail

Student activist Yadana Su Po Khine, also known as Po Po, has been released on bail by a court in Rangoon.
The All Burma Federation of Student Unions’ member was detained in March, following a peaceful protest in Hledan in Rangoon, and has
since been incarcerated in Insein prison.
Robert San Aung, Po Po’s defence lawyer, said the Kamayut township court on 30 July granted her bail with a bond of five million
kyat (US$4,166).
“The court considered the fact that Po Po is a young woman and student, and granted her bail so her studies would not be
interrupted,” he told DVB on Thursday.
Speaking to DVB by phone shortly after her release, Po Po said, “I don’t see why I should be happy to be released since I never did
any wrong. Moreover, as our comrades remain behind bars, I somehow felt guilty to be the one who is out.
“We have a lot of work to do in the outside world and I am determined to continue our fight until our 11-point list of demands is

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