Month: February 2016

Myanmar Sentenced Activist to Jail Over Mocking Military on Facebook

Patrick Kum Jaa Lee, a peace activist from Myanmar, was sentenced on January 22 by Hlaing township court to six months in prison over posting images on Facebook mocking the military. The activist was charged with defamation under section 66(d) of Burma’s Telecommunications Law, punishable by up to 3 years imprisonment. Patrick, a 43 year-old social worker, was arrested on October 14, 2015, by Burmese Special…