In March, we went to court with 33 farmers in Myanmar to argue that they should be acquitted of criminal trespass charges. The 33 farmers have struggled to hold onto their land in Thida Myaing Village, near Thilawa Special Economic Zone (SEZ), for over two decades and as a result were charged with criminal trespass. EarthRights International (ERI) works with communities affected by the Thilawa SEZ and in surrounding areas and has been supporting these 33 farmers. After a trial lasting more than 3 years, a Myanmar court found 33 farmers guilty of criminal trespass charges brought against the farmers as a result of their efforts to defend their land rights.