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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Activist Resentenced

RANGOON, Burma () -- Burmese authorities have doubled the prison sentence of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's personal assistant to 14 years, dissident leaders said Tuesday.

Win Htein, a former Burmese army captain, was arrested in May when the military government detained 262 of Suu Kyi's supporters to derail a congress of her National Leage for Democracy.

He was sentenced last month to seven years in Insein prison -- notorious for torture -- for allegedly taking part in a conspiracy to smuggle a videotape out of Burma purporting to show the failure of the summer rice crop in Henzada, a rural area.