January 27, 2010 - Updated on January 20, 2016

Blogger Zarganar turns 49 in jail, he still has 34 years to serve

Blogger, comedian and human rights activist, Zarganar, marked today his 49th birthday in prison. He is still being held in Myitkyina jail in the north of Burma, where his health is worsening because of jaundice and high blood pressure. Reporters Without Borders calls again for his release so that he can receive treatment.

His sister-in-law has made a video about him, which can be seen here:

Zarganar was sentenced to 35 years in prison on 16 February 2009 for "disturbing public order". He had dared to criticise the Burmese junta on his blog, with the use of art and humour.

Sign the petition calling for the release of Zarganar: