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Phil Blackwood, 33, remains incarcerated in Rangoon’s notorious Insein Prison, accused of offending religion.
He has accepted responsibility for a Facebook post that depicted the Buddha wearing headphones and promoted discounted alcoholic drinks at the V Gastro Bar.
Options are running out for the New Zealand national who fronted court for a fifth time on Wednesday, alongside two Burmese codefendants, Tun Thurein and Htut Ko Ko Lwin.
Blackwood’s defence lawyer remains downbeat, in a case closely watched by a devoutly Buddhist nation.