Number of Cases under the Telecommunications Law Rise to 210

A protest in front of Yangon City Hall calling for the amendment of the Telecommunications Law

According to the findings of Athan – Freedom of Expression Activist Organization by September 17th, there are totally 210 formal cases against 257 people under Telecommunications Law.

Under the previous government, there were 11 cases under the Telecommunications Law. Under the current government, there were 91 cases before the amendment of Telecommunications Law and 108 cases after the amendment. Under the current government, public officials filed 44 lawsuits and MPs filed 9 lawsuits.

There are also 29 lawsuits against 37 journalists under Telecommunications Law.

In addition, there are 17 lawsuits directly filed by military officers and 6 lawsuits filed by third-party complainants over online critical expression against the Tatmadaw (The Military).

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