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Myanmar: Poet and PEN Member Facing Imprisonment for Defaming the Military

Myanmar: Poet and PEN Member Facing Imprisonment for Defaming the Military

By | March 13, 2020 at 11:59 am

PEN International is deeply concerned by the ongoing prosecution of poet and PEN member, Saw Wai, who stands accused of defaming the military under Section 505(a) of the Penal Code, after speaking at an event in Kaw Thaung township, in the Tanintharyi region of Southwestern Myanmar. If convicted, he could face up to two years in […]

Posted in: News

Burmese Poet Maung Saung Released from Prison

Burmese Poet Maung Saung Released from Prison

By | May 30, 2016 at 11:06 am

PEN welcomes the release of poet and PEN Myanmar member, Maung Saung Kha, who was arrested on November 5, 2015 on charges of criminal insult.

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Myanmar: Poet on Trial for Defamation

Myanmar: Poet on Trial for Defamation

By | May 13, 2016 at 3:26 pm

PEN calls on the Myanmar authorities to drop all charges against poet and PEN Myanmar member, Maung Saung Kha.

Posted in: Campaigns

Myanmar: Five Journalists Released Following Presidential Pardon

Myanmar: Five Journalists Released Following Presidential Pardon

By | April 22, 2016 at 10:10 am

PEN Canada joins PEN International in welcoming the release of five journalists with the Unity weekly journal, on 17 April 2016 following a presidential pardon.

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Myanmar: Not in Secret, Not in Whispers

Myanmar: Not in Secret, Not in Whispers

By | October 15, 2014 at 11:24 am

Karen Connelly reflects on the changing climate of freedom of expression in Myanmar and how people and the challenges that lay ahead for its new PEN centre.

Posted in: Blog

MYANMAR: Five Journalists Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

MYANMAR: Five Journalists Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

By | July 30, 2014 at 1:25 pm

Five journalists with the Unity weekly journal were each sentenced to 10 years in prison with hard labour on July 10, 2014 over a report about an alleged secret chemical weapons factory carried by the publication in January.

Posted in: Campaigns

From the Archives: Visiting Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma

From the Archives: Visiting Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma

By | April 22, 2014 at 1:56 pm

In this piece, which originally appeared in the Summer 1996 newsletter, Karen Connelly visited Aung San Suu Kyi at her home to discuss the wellbeing of two Burmese writers.

Posted in: Archives

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