However, the court also acquitted agri-export giant Betagro, accused of involvement in encouraging forced labour.
Around 4,500 people who are living on land that has been earmarked to be used by the Thilawa Special Economic Zone meet with operators and investors of the project.
Miners from the Moehti Moemi gold mine protest against an order evicting them from a monastery they were staying in, after they were kicked out of the mine compound.
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