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Myanmar: More Jail Time for Satirical Troupe

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Expand Activists hold blue shirts that read: "Condemning on charge by military [is] oppressing freedom of expression," during the trial of members of the Student Union and leaders of Peacock Generation "Thangyat" performance group in Yangon, Myanmar.  © 2019 AP Photo/Thein Zaw (Bangkok) – A Yangon court handed down more convictions against members of a satirical theater troupe for allegedly mocking Myanmar’s armed forces, Human Rights Watch said today. On November 18, 2019, a court in Botataung township sentenced six members of the Peacock Generation Thangyat troupe to one year in prison.…

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