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Myanmar journalist could get 7 years in prison for criticizing the government on Facebook

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YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Police in Myanmar have arrested a photojournalist who posted a satirical message on Facebook that mocked a historic battle and the country's leader.

Police confirmed Saturday that Aung Nay Myo was detained on a charge of violating the 1950 Emergency Provision Act. If found guilty, he could face a maximum seven years in prison.

His post satirized the 1971 battle between government troops and communist fighters and wrote that it was directed by President Thein Sein.


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