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Burma Junta Sentences Associates of Former Prime Minister


Burma's military junta has sentenced 38 former military intelligence officers associated with ousted Prime Minister Khin Nyunt to prison terms for corruption and related charges.

News agencies quoted legal sources in Burma on Friday who said the officers, some ranking as high as brigadier general, received sentences from around 20 years to more than 100 years in prison.

The officers were convicted by special courts on charges including bribery, corruption, and violations of foreign exchange rules.

Khin Nyunt was ousted in October, after Burma's military government said he failed to take action against corruption.

Mr. Khin had helped draft Burma's so called "roadmap to democracy." Burma's military rulers have been in power since 1962.

Information for this report is provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.

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