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BURMA/MYANMAR: Poet suffers detention and prosecution for allegedly defaming President


Urgent Appeal Case : The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information regarding poet Maung Saung Kha being arrested and charged for allegedly defaming outgoing President Thein Sein, in a poem the poet posted on social media. He was arrested by in a court compound by policemen, who were wearing civilian clothes. Ever since, i.e. for the past six months, he has been detained in prison, where he awaits trail. The court will decide whether or not to proceed in the case in early May 2016. Read More...

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