Myanmar artists given second jail term for insulting military

A group of Myanmar satirists on Monday (Nov 18) racked up a second prison sentence for a performance that criticised the military, a decision the artists said showed the judges were “puppets” of the military.

The group of seven, known as the Peacock Generation, were arrested after performing “Thangyat”, a Myanmar art similar to slam poetry, in April.

Wearing military uniforms, they mocked the army through their fusion of poetry, comedy and music.

But the authorities were unamused and the troupe, held in prison for months already, are facing several cases.

Six of the seven were on Monday jailed under Section 505(a) of the Penal Code.

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