Burma's citizens still jailed for speaking their minds
Issued on: Modified:
In Burma, de facto leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has just celebrated her first year in power. Her NLD party has to govern with the army and the democratic transition is not running entirely smoothly. One particular worry is freedom of speech. A law called 66D still punishes defamation on the internet, with the number of cases soaring in recent months. Those arrested for speaking their minds are detained for months prior to their trial. Our regional correspondents met some of them.
A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett, Jessica Sestili and Laura Burloux.
Daily newsletterReceive essential international news every morningSubscribe