Myanmar jails tourist for unplugging speakers relaying sermon

Myanmar jails tourist for unplugging speakers relaying sermon
 

A Dutch man wept as he was jailed for three months with hard labour in Myanmar for unplugging a loudspeaker.
Klaas Haytema, 30, pulled the plug on the late-night broadcast, which was relaying a Buddhist sermon, because it was disturbing his sleep.
He told the court that he had been unaware a religious service was taking place near his hotel in Mandalay.
Several foreigners have recently fallen foul of strict laws in Myanmar that protect Buddhist ceremonies.
'Insulting religion' Delivering the ruling, a judge said Haytema was "clearly guilty" of insulting religion and was... read more

 
6 October 2016 in World News, Views: 41
Source: BBC
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