REUTERS:U.S. “strongly condemns” lengthy Myanmar sentences

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Wednesday strongly condemned Myanmar’s decision to sentence dissidents to up to 65 years in jail and demanded their immediate release.

 

Myanmar’s military junta sentenced at least 11 dissidents involved in monk-led protests last year to 65 years in jail on Tuesday, opposition figures said, a blow to the pro-democracy movement before a planned 2010 election.

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