Thai court fines Myanmar junta-fleeing journalists for illegal entry

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A Thai court recently imposed fines on three Myanmar journalists and their two associates who illegally crossed into Thailand to escape a military crackdown and censorship. The five, including three employees of independent broadcasting station Democratic Voice of Burma, were fined 4,000 baht (US$128) each by a court in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand, after pleading guilty to the immigration offense. They potentially face seven months imprisonment if they violate the terms of their one-year probation. After being fined and sentenced, the five were taken into custody by immigration authorities i...

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