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Myanmar: Satire performers sentenced to further prison time

, Index number: ASA 16/1836/2020

Three members of the Peacock Generation, a satirical performance group in Myanmar, have been sentenced to six additional months in prison for “online defamation” after sharing their performances critical of the military online. Six members of the group are now serving prison sentences of between two and three years in connection with their peaceful activities; at least three are facing further charges before different courts. All six are prisoners of conscience who should be immediately and unconditionally released.