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Myanmar: Further information: Release jailed filmmaker in Myanmar: Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi

, Index number: ASA 16/1429/2019

Filmmaker Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi has been convicted under 505(a) of Myanmar’s Penal Code and sentenced to one year in prison for a series of Facebook posts critical of the Myanmar military. The appeal against his conviction was rejected, and he faces up to two additional years in prison as another complaint against him remains pending. He is a prisoner of conscience who should be immediately and unconditionally released.