Three go on trial in Myanmar for 'insulting Buddhism'
December 18 , 2014
Three men, including a New Zealander, who face charges of insulting Buddhism, have gone on trial in Myanmar.
The three ran a bar in Yangon. According to the charges, a promotional flyer by VGastro Bar which appeared on Facebook featured Buddha wearing headphones.
The country’s laws state that insulting or damaging any religion is illegal.
The bar was shut down by authorities last week, and Philip Blackwood, its general manager, bar owner Tun Thurein, and manager Htut Lwin were arrested.