Friday, November 21, 2008

Burmese Military Junta Sentences Comedian to 45 Years in Prison

Zarganar, Burma's most popular comedian and democracy activist, has been sentenced to 45 years in prison. (

I wish I were kidding.

Zarganar was arrested after he criticized the military junta's slow response to Cyclone Nargis this spring.

More charges are pending. The military junta is seeing to it that Zarganar spends the rest of his life in jail.

The only joke here is Burma's military rulers.

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