The appeal cited evidence of a police setup and lack of proof of a crime.
The military detained the 12 last month suspecting they had links to the Kachin Independence Army but released them on Sunday, says the Peace-talk Creation Group.
The ruling party's failure on Saturday to hold on to seats it won in 2015 shows voters are frustrated with the pace of reform, an NLD spokesman said.
By Saturday evening, ruling party was facing defeat to USDP and ethnic parties in five races; full results due Sunday
Voters trickled through polling stations in Mandalay. But in Rakhine and Yangon, locals eager to cast their ballots have had to wait in line.
Snr. Gen. Min Aung Hlaing said he welcomed more of the rallies, which have rebuked international calls for military officials to be punished for their treatment of Rohingya.
The father said his 19-day-old daughter fell sick while they were forced to hide in the jungle for hours in the rain and died in Lashio.
The ruling party has vowed to start delivering on its promises, but it faces a tough fight in ethnic areas and a newly confident USDP in Saturday’s vote
No one arrested yet; it is the third major drug haul in Rakhine since August.
The UNHCR announced in June that refugee protection for the Chin community in Malaysia would be gradually phased out, stating that their homeland in Myanmar was safe for return.
Wrapping up visit to Myanmar, delegation tells government it expects further action on human rights, labor conventions
Country languishes at 171st out of 190 economies—the same as last year—despite government’s vow to boost investment.
Army accuses the Kachin Baptist Convention members of traveling in a restricted zone without permission; three have been freed.
The manager of a camp for Hindus displaced by last year's violence says the government stopped supplying food rations in August.
On the other side of the world, processed and repackaged "raw Burmese hair" is selling for hundreds of dollars to consumers clamoring for wigs and extensions.