Month: December 2015

Myanmar Jails Activist Over a Satirical Post on Facebook

Chaw Sandi Tun, a 25-year-old political activist, was sentenced in Myanmar to six months behind bars for posting satirical content about the military on Facebook. The activist was arrested in Yangon in October 2015 and was charged with violating Article 66(d) of Burma’s Telecommunications Law which contains broad definitions of defamation. She was accused of posting an offensive satiric content on social media, described…