Writer Jailed In Myanmar For Insulting Buddhism

A Myanmar court sentenced a writer to two years of hard labor in jail for insulting Buddhism.
A verdict derided by activists as a blow to free speech and religious tolerance.
Htin Lin Oo, a former official with Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy party, was found guilty by the court in Myanmar's northern Sagaing region for comments made in a speech he said was intended to discourage Buddhist extremism.

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