A U.S. law group has criticized Burma over the recent detention of five political activists.
The New York City Bar says the five were arbitrarily arrested on unsubstantiated charges and have been held in detention without trial, bail or access to lawyers.
The five detainees are Min Ko Naing, Ko Ko Gyi, Htay Kywe, Min Zeya and Pyone Cho.
The law group says the five were all arrested in September and were later charged with having ties to terrorist organizations and receiving money from foreign embassies.
It says the arrests appear to be politically motivated and it urged Burma's government to release the activists, or at the very least, to provide them with a fair trial.
The New York City Bar is an independent non-governmental organization of more than 22-thousand lawyers, judges, law professors and government officials.