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Myanmar Court Prosecutes Woman for Facebook Posting

A court in Myanmar has declined to drop a charge against a young woman accused of poking fun at Myanmar's army chief on Facebook, highlighting the challenges faced by the former dictatorship as it grapples with a social media explosion and other newfound freedoms of expression. Chaw Sandi Tun, who has been charged with violating junta-era defamation and electronic laws, faces up to five years behind bars. In a session of her trial on Tuesday, her lawyer unsuccessfully sought to have...

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