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Burma: Privacy Law Used to Prosecute Critics
January 12, 2018
BANGKOK, Thailand, Jan. 12 -- Human Rights Watch issued the following news release:

Burmese authorities should not pursue a criminal complaint brought under Burma's privacy law against a Facebook user for posts critical of a state chief minister, Human Rights Watch said today.

Parliament should promptly amend the privacy law, enacted in March 2017, to eliminate the provision criminalizing harm to reputation.

"It's totally absurd that Burma is using a l . . .

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