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.
State Counselor told NHK two months before guilty verdict that reporters ‘broke Official Secrets Act’
Human Rights Commission urges government to consider national interest, ensure journalists’ rights are upheld
Judge cites travel itinerary for Pope Francis downloaded from a German website, AA officer’s phone number among ‘state secrets’ in journalists’ possession
Myanmar’s journalists do not have the protection of the law or the government, but in Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s own words, they have the protection of the truth
One of the two Myanmar migrant workers claims to be unjustly held in solitary confinement, NGO says.
Many in legal community say if the Aung Yell Htwe case is allowed to proceed, the probe needs to go back to square one.
Commissioners agree that widespread public allegations of corruption in decision to free 3 suspected killers warrant further examination