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BURMA CAMPAIGN UK- STUDENTS JAILED FOR A SATIRICAL PERFORMANCE

 

 

The Peacock Generation group performing in Yangon this year.

 

We recently emailed you with good news about the release of some political prisoners we have been campaigning for, but sadly activists continue to be arrested. Seven student activists have just been arrested for criticizing the military in their satirical performance during the New Year celebration.
 
Khaing Tun, Zayar Lwin, Paing Ye Thu, Di Yay, Su Yadanar Myint, Nyein Chan Soe and Pho Thar are members of Peacock Generation Thangyat group in Burma.
 
Thangyat is a type of slam poetry traditionally performed during the Burmese New Year holiday, and Thangyat groups usually highlight difficulties and the situation in the country in a series of jokes. The Peacock Generation Thangyat group includes current and former members of the Student Union in Burma. Their satirical performance mostly included material about the country’s constitution and the military.

Take action to free them here.

The Peacock Generation group performing in Yangon this year.
They have been charged under the 66 (d) of the Telecommunication Law for defamation, and the 505 (a) of Burma’s Penal Code. 505 (a) criminalises any statements or rumours “with intent to cause, or which is likely to cause, any officer, soldier, sailor or airman in the Army, Navy or Air Force to mutiny or otherwise disregard or fail in his duty as such.”
 
They are being detained in Insein prison while their trial continues. If they are convicted, they face up to two years in jail with a fine. Aung San Suu Kyi and Burma’s President Win Myint have the power to stop this prosecution, and the National League for Democracy (NLD) has the majority in Parliament to repeal all repressive laws in Burma.
 
Please take action and ask Aung San Suu Kyi to stop the prosecution of Khaing Tun, Zayar Lwin, Paing Ye Thu, Di Yay, Su Yadanar Myint, Nyein Chan Soe and Pho Thar and to repeal all repressive laws.
 
Thank you for your support.
 
Wai Hnin
Burma Campaign UK

 

 
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