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Tuesday, 29 December 2015 - 13:14
Myanmar Facebook: Woman gets six months' jail
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Burmese activist Chaw Sandi Tun has been jailed for six months for mocking the country's army on Facebook.

She was found guilty of insulting the army chief by suggesting he wrap Aung San Suu Kyi's sarong round his head.

This followed humorous exchanges by internet users who noticed the colour of the army's new uniform matched some of the pro-democracy leader's clothing.

Critics say the conviction is part of a wider crackdown on protest and free speech in Myanmar, also called Burma.

The Facebook post in question was written in October after the army unveiled its new uniform as part of a rebranding exercise.

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