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).
All nine member of the BBG sit on Radio Free Asia’s corporate board. Michael Meehan serves as Chair and the Vice-Chair is Victor Ashe.
Gao Qinsheng is the mother of jailed Chinese journalist Shi Tao, whose conviction for "revealing state secrets" was obtained by the national security police after Yahoo! turned over details of Shi's private e-mail account.
Libby Liu was named president of RFA in September 2005 by the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), following the retirement of RFA’s founding president Richard Richter.
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