Phil Blackwood, a New Zealand national incarcerated in Rangoon’s Insein Prison since December 2014, was released in a Presidential Amnesty on Friday.
“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.
Jailed for religious defamation, New Zealander Phil Blackwood is the sole foreigner on Amnesty International’s list of 91 prisoners of conscience in Burma.
New Zealand bar-restaurant manager has lost over 30 kg in weight and needs to take anti-depressants while in Insein Prison, says family.
“I have faith in the judge and judicial system, and I trust that the judge has the strength and integrity to only focus on the facts of the case and…
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”.