Burma jails New Zealand bar manager over ‘insulting’ Buddha images

New Zealand bar manager Philip Blackwood is escorted by police as he arrives at court.

New Zealand bar manager Philip Blackwood is escorted by police as he arrives at court. Photograph: Soe Than Win/AFP/Getty Images

Phil Blackwood and two Burmese colleagues get two-and-a-half year sentences over use of psychedelic image of Buddha wearing headphones to promote bar

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China targets ‘wild imams’ in mass public sentencing

An Imam calls on Muslim Uighurs for their afternoon prayer with a home-made iron loudspeaker on the roof of the Kuqa Mosque, the second biggest mosque in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, August 20, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer

An Imam calls on Muslim Uighurs for their afternoon prayer with a home-made iron loudspeaker on the roof of the Kuqa Mosque, the second biggest mosque in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, August 20, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer

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