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Burmese Actor Charged with Blasphemy for Bizarre Display

31 May 2013

Ye Deight, one of Burma’s best-known actors, has been charged with blasphemy for holding a one-man protest outside a church in Rangoon, according to a report by DVB. The actor held a sign saying “I love to kneel down in front of J.C. [Jesus Christ]” outside of St Mary’s Church in Botahtaung Township and also became belligerent when asked to leave. Defaming religion comes with a possible two-year prison sentence.