Posts Tagged ‘ Burma ’

Investigate a massacre, go to prison

Sep 3rd, 2018 11:08 am | By

This time it’s in Burma:

Two Reuters journalists arrested in Myanmar while investigating a massacre of Rohingya Muslims have been found guilty of breaching the country’s Official Secrets Act and sentenced to seven years in prison.

Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, are being held in prison in Yangon after being arrested in December, in a landmark case that has prompted international outrage and been seen as a test of progress towards democracy in the south-east Asian country.

(“Myanmar” was the choice of the generals, so I see using it as kind of like calling Senator Warren “Pocahontas.”)

Press freedom advocates, the United Nations, the European Union and countries including the US, Canada and Australia had called

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Here’s that Buddha with his tunes

Mar 17th, 2015 11:12 am | By

Via Kenneth Wong SF.

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The Buddha rocks out

Mar 17th, 2015 11:05 am | By

Two and a half years in prison for advertising a bar with a poster of Buddha in earphones.

A New Zealander and two Burmese men have been found guilty of insulting religion in Myanmar over a poster promoting a drinks event depicting Buddha with headphones.

Philip Blackwood, who managed the VGastro Bar in Yangon, was arrested in December along with bar owner Tun Thurein and colleague Htut Ko Ko Lwin.

They have each been sentenced to two and a half years in jail.

Burmese law makes it illegal to insult or damage any religion.

From what I know of Siddhartha, he would think that’s a crock of shit.

The poster, which was posted on Facebook to advertise a cheap

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