A court in Rangoon denied bail to the The Voice Daily’s editor-in-chief and a satire columnist for the newspaper on Thursday, with the judge ruling that the defendants’ legal counsel had failed to provide the necessary medical documents to secure their release from police custody.
Sex workers are hopeful the government will amend the nearly 70 year old Suppression of Prostitution Act to protect them against police and client abuse.
Critics have accused the NLD-led government of over-promising and under-delivering on legislative reform.
The protesting journalists also launched a signature campaign, calling for the repeal of Article 66(d) of the Telecommunications Law.
Several prominent voices claim the arrest of the three Burmese reporters was unlawful or unconstitutional.
A military MP on Monday challenged the constitutionality of the Commission for the Assessment of Legal Affairs and Special Cases, a body led by Shwe Mann, the former parliamentary speaker and retired general.