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Conflict & Justice

Burmese protesters sentenced

A Burmese court today handed down jail sentences to several activists involved in last year's pro-democracy protests. Fourteen of the protesters were sentenced to 65 years in prison. Others got sentences of 6 months to 24 years.

Global Politics

Burmese pro-democracy leader faces trial again

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's Jonathan Head about the new charges brought by the military government of Myanmar against opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. She faces a new trial just as her current house arrest was about to end. The new charges stem from a bizarre incident last week when an American man swam across a lake to Suu Kyi's house.

Conflict & Justice

Iran update

Host Marco Werman gets the latest from Borzou Daragahi of the Los Angeles Times. Daragahi reports that Iranian authorities are pledging to teach a lesson to what they call "rioters", and that there will be no re-run of the disputed June 12th election.