Chaw Sandi Htun, the woman arrested for defamation after allegedly mocking the Burmese army’s new uniform on social media, appeared for a fifth court hearing on Tuesday.
A Maubin Township judge has dropped one of two defamation charges against Chaw Sandi Htun – a local woman arrested in October over a social media post.
Human rights groups have condemned the arrests of Chaw Sandi Htun and Patrick Kum Jaa Lee, who were detained in relation to Facebook posts.
Love them or loathe them, the Burmese the military has run Burma for more than 50 years, far longer than most regimes last.
Burma freed 101 political prisoners last week, bringing the number of political detainees released by Thein Sein to more than 1,200 under his reign.
An online activist received a six month jail term, minus time already served, in a Friday sentencing at a Rangoon court. After an October arrest, Kachin man Patrick Kum Jaa Lee is set for release in April 2016. Amnesty International labeled the Hlaing Township Court verdict ‘outrageous’, and called for his immediate release. The decision …