Timber traders in Laos are pursuing the logging trade through "unofficial" channels in spite of government restrictions on logging, a well-placed source has said.
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A 29-year-old leading monk in recent demonstrations against the Burmese military regime, U Gambira, has been charged with treason by the junta, according to his family.
Student leader Mi Mi was arrested on Oct. 13. She is 35, holds a bachelor’s degree in zoology, and has two children aged 12 and 16. Her husband is also a youth member of the opposition National League for Democracy (NLD).