Anchor Marco Werman gives an update on the Burmese comedian known as Zarganar. He had criticized Myanmar's military government and been active in the country's pro-democracy movement. Today, the comedian was sentenced to 45 years in prison.
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.
Marco Werman speaks with U Gawsita, one of the monks who took part in last year's uprising against the government of Myanmar. 12 months later, he's living in a boarding house in Utica, New York as a political refugee.
There were dire predictions for the fate of Myanmar's cyclone survivors after the military government there kept out international aid, but it appears that the situation for the survivors may not be as bad as originally feared
Foreign aid workers are starting to get into Myanmar (Burma) to help out in the cyclone-ravaged Irrawaddy Delta; Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with one of those workers, Tony Banbury of the UN's World Food Program.
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Paul Risley, the UN World Food Program's spokesman for Asia, about continuing efforts to get aid to devastated parts of Myanmar (Burma) in the wake of the deadly cyclone there.
Myanmar's military government told the UN Secretary General today it would allow all foreign aid workers into the country to help the victims of the cyclone, but observers note Myanmar's leaders haven't always kept their promises to the UN
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