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Bar's Buddha poster lands 3 in Myanmar prison for insulting religion
Bar's Buddha poster lands 3 in Myanmar prison for insulting religion

A poster of Buddha wearing headphones, created to promote a bar and restaurant in Myanmar, has led to prison terms for the establishment’s owner and two employees, including a man from New Zealand. A court in Yangon, Myanmar’s main commercial city, on Tuesday ruled that the three men had insulted religion. Each was sentenced to a term of 2 1/2 years. The poster showed a blue Buddha head, wearing large, Beats-like headphones and surrounded by psychedelic shades of magenta and yellow. It was created to advertise a special event at the bar on Dec. 14. It was posted on Facebook and sparked outcry and some protests. VGastro bar owner Tun Thurein, 40, employee Htut Ko Ko...

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