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Myanmar: Actors Convicted of Criticizing Army

Expand Zayar Lwin, center left, member of Student Union and a leader of Peacock Generation "Thangyat" Performance Group, talks as he leaves a township court along with his colleague Paing Phyo Min, right, after their trial on Wednesday, October 30, 2019, in Yangon, Myanmar. © 2019 AP Photo/Thein Zaw (Bangkok) – The Myanmar authorities should immediately quash the convictions of five theater performers for criticizing the military and drop all remaining charges against troupe members, Human Rights Watch said today. The five had been arrested for performing satirical slam poetry known as thangyat,…

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