We firmly believe there should be no ‘double jeopardy’,” said Dr. Arkar Moe Thu, the chairperson of Dagon University Teachers Union.
Student activists gathered at Rangoon University on Tuesday, solemn in their remembrance for the victims of a 1962 army-led massacre at Rangoon University.
‘Where to from here for Burma’s education reform movement?’
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.
Large numbers of protestors are arrested, as an image of confusion and violence in Letpadan emerges.
Police in Letpadan have reacted with force against up to 200 students and their supporters after tensions boiled over at the protest site.
Student negotiators achieved an apparent breakthrough on Tuesday morning, as a deal was proposed to allow them to carry on towards Rangoon.