Give a drink of water, go to prison for two years

by Charles Cherry

9/17/07 – Today is the final day for the Monk’s deadline. What will happen tomorrow? It will be very interesting to find out! A friend sent me this news item today:

Akyab Water Distributors Sentenced to Two Years

A shop owner who gave water to thirsty monks who were protesting outside his shop was sentenced, without so much as a hearing, to two years in prison for the crime of “creating unrest among the people.”