Photo of painting showing Buddha in a gas mask prompted a backlash online after embassy posted it on Facebook.
Authorities are stepping up their use of security-related laws to suppress journalists.
U Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi’s incitement to mutiny trial to resume next month; separate defamation case has yet to be brought to court, lawyer says.
U Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi is accused of insulting military in social media posts; the cancer patient has been denied bail and remains in detention.
Cases filed on behalf of commander-in-chief remain common despite amendments to law; free-speech advocates renew call for Article 66(d) to be scrapped.
Mandalay-based U Thawbita still faces prosecution under Article 66(d) for criticism of military, commander-in-chief on Facebook
U Thawbita is facing more charges for his Facebook posts insulting the military and the commander-in-chief.
The anyeint performance in question took place at a rally in support constitutional reform.
Subjecting reporters to criminal prosecution poses threat to democracy, Myanmar Press Council says
Defamation lawsuits necessary because penalties under the media law are not harsh enough, Brig-Gen. Zaw Min Tun says
Defamation allegation against Burmese editor U Ye Ni over Rakhine coverage is ‘spurious’, U.S.-based press freedom group says.
Peacock Generation group face charges under articles 505(a), 66(d) for satirical performance during New Year holiday.
Rights activist and director Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi had requested bail, as he suffers from liver cancer.
Nang Pu was release Friday after serving four months for defaming the military over a protest to support families displaced by the civil war. Two colleagues remain behind bars.
Executive, two employees of National Prosperity Gold Production Group tried to frame police and officials, agency says.