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Wed Mar 18, 2015, 08:40 AM

Burma Jails New Zealander for ‘Insulting Buddhism’ in Facebook Post

Burma Jails New Zealander for ‘Insulting Buddhism’ in Facebook Post

Two Burmese were also jailed in what critics deem the latest instance of spiraling religious intolerance in the Southeast Asian nation

David Stout
@david_m_stout
March 17, 2015

A Burmese court sentenced a New Zealand citizen and two Burmese nationals to 2½ years in prison with hard labor for posting a promotional advert on social media that depicted the Buddha wearing headphones.

State prosecutors claimed the image posted last year on the Facebook page of V Gastro bar, where Phil Blackwood worked as the general manager, was an insult to the Buddhist religion.

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dhill926 Mar 2015 #1

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Wed Mar 18, 2015, 10:30 AM

1. don't think the Buddha would approve...

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