Green light to prosecute anti-election proponents
Moemaka Reporter, Yangon,
October 11, 2010
According to the news from Nay Pyi Taw, the generals have given verbal orders to harass, prosecute and condemn anyone who act or say anything even a joke against their 2010 November election. “A formal written law and order may be issued if there are many movements to boycott the election. For the present, this is a verbal order from upper.” said a service from Nay Pyi Taw.
A monk from Mon state and more than ten students were detained for distributing the anti-election statements. Such news had emerged for the past few months. Political activists throughout the country feel that it is improper and unethical to vote in the 2010 election because the underlying laws are flawed and unjust.
Especially the National League for Democracy (NLD) party went to many parts of Burma to voice their concerns. They were urging the Burmese that people have their own rights not to vote in the election as well which granted by constitution.
The verbal order from the generals is to complement or override the traditional ways of persecuting politicians and activists. In the past 20 years or so, thousands of democracy activists were jailed using unjust laws and verbal orders given along the chain of command. According to the critics of Burmese political scene, the recent verbal order by the generals is another blatant violation of human rights violation.
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