Ten Arakanese activists, who face up to one year in jail for staging an “unlawful” protest against a controversial China-backed oil and gas pipeline, appeared in court in western Burma on Monday
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UN body reaffirms stance that Burmese opposition icon’s house arrest is in violation of international law and is ‘because of her political views’
Close to 70 jailed students were brought to the court for their sixth pre-trail hearing on Tuesday, facing five charges stemming from a March education reform rally which ended in chaos.
On this week’s episode of DVB Debate, the panel asks whether the police use of civilian thugs to put down protests can be legally justified.
Jan 23, 2009 (DVB), Eastern Rangoon Provincial Court yesterday upheld an appeal by ethnic Chin activist Kyaw Soe and reduced his jail term by 13 years, according to his lawyer.[…]
Nov 18, 2008 (DVB), Seven leaders of the New Generation Students activist group, including Sithu Maung, Ye Myat Hein and Zin Linn Aung, were given prison sentences yesterday in connection[…]
Oct 3, 2008 (DVB), Mya Than Htike, a National League for Democracy youth member who was hit by a bullet when government troops opened fire on protestors last year, has[…]
Sep 1, 2008 (DVB), Commodity protester U Aye Win, who was arrested for staging a solo demonstration against fuel price hikes in August last year, was sentenced to two years[…]