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7 Apr 2016 (Suspended)
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14 Jan 2016 (Updated)
21 Oct 2015
Chaw Sandi Tun
Gender: f
7 May 2016
Distribution date:
7 Apr 2016
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Activist Chaw Sandi Tun has been released on 30 March after serving her 6 months sentence. She was imprisoned for a Facebook post mocking the Myanmar army.

Chaw Sandi Tun, also known as Chit Tha Mee, was released from Maubin prison in Ayeyarwady Region on 30 March. She has served six months in prison for a Facebook post mocking Myanmar Army Commander-in-Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing. She was arrested in Yangon on 12 October 2015 and sentenced on 28 December under Article 66(d) of Myanmar’s 2013 Telecommunications Act, which provides for up to three years’ imprisonment for “extorting, coercing, restraining wrongfully, defaming, disturbing, causing undue influence or threatening any person by using any Telecommunications Network”.

Chaw Sandi Tun should have never been imprisoned in the first place. Amnesty International is continuing to campaign for the release of all prisoners of conscience in Myanmar.

Thank you to all those who sent appeals. No further action is requested from the UA network.