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Hope fades for freedom of expression in Myanmar

While the world hailed Myanmar for granting a presidential pardon on May 7 to two Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, after they spent 500 days behind bars for exposing a massacre of Rohingya Muslims, other human rights abuses continue unabated in the country.
On April 22, seven people from a satirical performance troupe called Peacock Generation were charged with criminal defamation for lambasting the military during their Lunar New Year celebrations in April.