“We have been doing some work on it. We have been looking at it, and we have been dealing with it,” Premier John Key said.
New Zealand bar-restaurant manager has lost over 30 kg in weight and needs to take anti-depressants while in Insein Prison, says family.
Amnesty International describes sentence as “ludicrous”, while International Commission of Jurists question its legal validity.
New Zealander Phil Blackwood tells a Rangoon court he had no intention of insulting the Buddhist religion.
Four lawyers have refused to represent Phil Blackwood, a New Zealand citizen detained in Insein Prison on charges of insulting religion, because they believe the case is “too sensitive”.
Klaas Haijtema, 30, is alleged to have walked into a dharma hall during chanting, with his shoes on. He then pulled out the plug connected to the speaker.