Filmaker Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi was released from prison in Myanmar on 21 February 2020!
Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi, a prominent filmmaker, was detained on 12 April 2019.
He was detained because of Facebook posts criticising the role of the military in politics. Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi has liver cancer and underwent a major operation in 2019. On 30 September 2019 a court sentenced him to one year in prison for Facebook posts critical of the Myanmar military.
Over 13,000 Australians took action for his release.
A prisoner of conscience, Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi should never have been imprisoned in the first place.
Amnesty International remains deeply concerned about the ongoing imprisonment of human rights defenders in Myanmar. We will continue to campaign for the release of all prisoners of conscience in Myanmar.