New Zealand citizen Philip Blackwood (C), escorted by Myanmar policemen as he comes out from court after being sentenced two and a half years in prison
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Myanmar Buddha poster: New Zealander and two Burmese jailed

A New Zealander and two Burmese men have been found guilty of insulting religion in Myanmar over a poster promoting a drinks event depicting Buddha with headphones.

Philip Blackwood, who managed the VGastro Bar in Yangon, was arrested in December along with bar owner Tun Thurein and colleague Htut Ko Ko Lwin.

They have each been sentenced to two and a half years in jail.

Jonah Fisher reports.

  • 17 Mar 2015
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