Renowned lawyer is recognised with shortlisting for international peace prize.
The son of Burma’s former sports minister Tint San is also charged for possessing uniforms and logos of the Burmese military and police force.
The firebrand nationalist monk U Wirathu headlined a rally on Wednesday at which he spoke in dire terms of the “marauding” threat posed by Muslims in western Burma, labelled international aid groups operating there “terrorists,” and thwarted Buddhist authorities’ attempts to rein in his public profile.
Aid organisations working in Maungdaw have not been granted the “flowing” access to the restive region that they were promised by the government.
Human rights activists denounce the Obama administration’s decision to lift sanctions on Burma as a “dark day” for the country’s efforts to end abuses by the military.
A dozen more prisoners were released this week, adding to the more than 200 freed since the NLD assumed power earlier this month.