Myanmar sends Dutch man to prison for stopping Buddhist ritual

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A court in Myanmar sentenced 30-year-old Dutchman Klaas Haytema to three months in prison for insulting religion, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirms. Two weeks ago Haytema d

The Dutch man was also given a 105 dollar fine, which he already paid. He also already apologized for his actions, AD reports.

, he was trying to sleep but could not over the noise. So he went outside and pulled the plug of the loudspeaker, not realizing that it was a sermon or that he was in a religious building.

Insulting religion is considered a very serious charge in the mostly Buddhist community of Myanmar. It can carry a prison sentence of up to two years.