Burma: Tourist jailed three months for unplugging speakers of Buddhist sermon, needed to sleep

Posted on October 8, 2016 • Filed under: Asia, Tourist Arrested

dailymail.co.uk reported Tourist is jailed for three months after unplugging speakers broadcasting a Buddhist sermon in Burma because he wanted to get some sleep

Dutchman Klaas Haytema, 30, was jailed and ordered to pay a fine
He told a court he wasn’t aware a ceremony was taking place
In Burma sermons are often broadcast through the night on loudspeakers

A Dutch tourist has been jailed for three months for disrupting a Buddhist sermon in Burma, after he unplugged speakers at a community hall so that he could get some sleep.

A Burmese court today sentenced Klaas Haytema, 30, to three months in prison and a fine, his lawyer said.

Haytema was arrested after he went into a community hall in the central city of Mandalay on September 23 and disrupted a recitation by Buddhist laymen. Read Article

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