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Myanmar: Further information: Filmmaker charged, health concerns remain: Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi

, Index number: ASA 16/0779/2019

Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi, a prominent filmmaker, has been formally charged after being detained for more than three months in connection with a series of Facebook posts criticizing the Myanmar’s military’s role in politics. His bail requests have been denied despite concerns for his health. If found guilty and convicted, he faces two years in prison. A second complaint against him – which carries a maximum of two years in prison – remains pending. He is a prisoner of conscience who should be immediately and unconditionally released.

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