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Australian journalist Ross Dunkley appears at seventh hearing


New Delhi (Mizzima) – The cofounder of the Myanmar Times, Australian journalist Ross Dunkley, and his attorney attended a hearing in Kamayut Township Court in Rangoon on Monday.

Australian journalist Ross Dunkley attended a hearing in a Rangoon court on Monday, April 4, 2011, on charges of immigration violation and assaulting a woman, in a file photo from a hearing in March. Photo: MizzimaLast week, Dunley, charged with violation of the Immigration Act and criminal assault against a woman, was released on bail.

The court set another hearing for April 11.

The judge read the charges against Dunkley and then set the new hearing date, Wai Lwin, a spokesman the Myanmar Times, told Mizzima.

After his release on bail, Dunkley resume his editorial duties on the English-language newspaper. Australian diplomats attended the hearing, during which only Dunkley and his attorneys appeared.

On March 29, Dunkley was released on US $11,780 bail, which was guaranteed by Dr. Tin Tun Oo, the chief executive officer of the newspaper; and Wai Lwin, who is also the operations manager of the newspaper.

Dunkley has been charged under the Immigration Act. He is also accused of giving the plaintiff, a Burmese woman, drugs, assaulting her and holding her against her will.

Last Updated ( Monday, 04 April 2011 20:11 )  

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