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 …
The fast-increasing use of social media in Burma played a crucial role in the election campaign, with activists and politicians leveraging the medium.
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.
A USDP member has been arrested for posting a defamatory image of Aung San Suu Kyi on social media during the election campaign period.
A Rangoon man was detained by police on Wednesday for sharing a photoshopped image on Facebook mocking Commander-in-Chief Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing.