Burmese protesters imprisoned

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According to an April 2 AFP article, Amnesty International have reported that at least 40 protesters in Burma, including seven Buddhist monks, have been jailed after secret trials over last year's pro-democracy marches. Officially, more than 3000 people were arrested during the crackdown. Amnesty said in a statement yesterday that at least 700 were still behind bars, and at least 40 of them have been jailed after secret trials "for peacefully exercising their right to freedom of expression and assembly". "Three people were sentenced merely for giving water to monks on the street", Amnesty said.

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