During the first hearing, Robert San Aung tried to get bail for his client on health grounds, as there is no proper psychiatric healthcare in prison, but the request was refused by the judge.
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Eight months into a 13 years and four months prison sentence, veteran activist Htin Kyaw is showing signs of mental strain.
Kyauktada Township court became the twelfth to sentence Htin Kyaw in relation to a single protest he staged in May.
Art lovers in Rangoon were treated to a solo exhibition by leading political activist Min Ko Naing on Wednesday
Traditional memorials were held all over Burma to honour NLD co-founder Win Tin, one week after he died from kidney failure.
Thousands of people pay their final respects at the funeral of democracy champion, Win Tin, on Wednesday.
Activists Nay Myo Zin and Win Cho have been sentenced to three months imprisonment for leading a protest calling for farmers’ rights.
More than 70 political prisoners were released across Burma on Tuesday during the latest presidential amnesty. It follows President Thein Sein’s pledge last week to free all of Burma’s prisoners[…]
Since President Thein Sein came to power in 2011, over nine hundred political prisoners have been released. But many who have been freed are struggling to fit back into society.[…]
Zaw Moe, a former ABSDF soldier, was released in Tuesday’s amnesty. He feels the government is using prisoners as tools in the political game – and they should be released[…]
Nay Myo Zin, who was released in January, back in court on charges of receiving t-shirt emblazoned with Suu Kyi’s image whilst in jail
National League for Democracy member to file complaint to human rights body alleging physical abuse at the hands of prison officials
Shan leader released early from 106-year prison sentence awaiting doctor’s permission before returning to his home in Lashio
Comedian Zarganar expected to be flown home from Myitkyina jail shortly as he becomes one of the first freed in a prisoner amnesty
Family of gravely ill political prisoner plead for his release before he dies so he can see his family and taste freedom again
The National Unity Party’s Han Shwe has called for adherence to the rule of law and the release of political prisoners
Min Aung refused medical help for heart disease for nearly one year as Thailand-based group warns of deliberate maltreatment