Only two were among the more than 9,500 inmates freed on Wednesday.
President signs into law amendment to Penal Code increasing maximum sentence from 20 years.
In a wide-ranging interview, the US envoy gives The Irrawaddy his thoughts on the many domestic and international challenges facing Myanmar, and the state of the bilateral relation
The NLD administration’s heavy-handed response to ethnic grievances will only inflame tensions and enhance perceptions that the ‘Bamar’ government is not interested in ethnic
Yangon court ignored prosecutor’s charges in handing Zeya Phyo a 5-year term, association says, calling the move unprecedented
Art’s power to force us to face past, current and future crises and injustices is on strong display at the Secretariat’s latest contemporary art exhibition.
The Kachin community is adamant that it will continue to pursue justice in the case of two volunteer Kachin teachers who were raped and murdered in 2015.
Participants in candlelight vigil denounce arrests as a ‘national disgrace’, condemn government’s failure to release pair
The eight youths, who were released and then re-arrested on the same day in September, have been released on bail with the courts saying further charges against them remain.
Dropping of first investigation led to arrests of Yangon attorney general and other law officers on suspicion of corruption
The Anti-Corruption Commission has stepped up its activities, but the Constitution shields defense services personnel from its investigations.
Ministry of Home Affairs orders eight detained again; police preparing case on a separate offense related to deadly protest
Anti-Corruption Commission says officials, including judge, took over 70 million kyats from father of suspect to drop investigation.
Pair was among protesters supporting Aung Ko Htwe, who was himself jailed for speaking about his life as a child soldier for the Myanmar Army.
Vaguely worded, century-old law criminalizes news gathering and leaves journalists open to official abuse, say media, legal and rights activists.