The Sittwe District Court ruled that prominent Arakanese politician Dr. Aye Maung and author Wai Hin Aung be prosecuted for high treason and defamation of the State.
New standard operating procedures in jails fail to address systemic issues, lingering problems and the suggestions of former political prisoners, writes Bo Kyi.
Local and foreign activists, lawyers, media experts and embassies react to the jailing on Monday of two Reuters journalists for reporting on military activities in Rakhine State.
The center provides legal assistance to those who cannot otherwise afford it.
International embassies and rights groups denounce the convictions of two journalists and call the Myanmar govt to release the journalists and review the case.
Three detained murder suspects were released before any charges could be brought against them, after a Yangon court accepted an appeal from the victim’s family to settle the case
The new law bars the Yangon City Development Committee from engaging in business.
Defense lawyers argued that police had not demonstrated the documents had indeed been extracted from the reporters' phones.
Police Captain Moe Yan Naing testified that officers were told to entrap reporters. A court decides next week whether to label him a hostile witness.
Alice Dawkins argues that foreign lawyers should not overshadow the work of Myanmar's activist lawyers.
Lawmaker Dr. Aye Maung, author Wai Han Aung face three charges each for single act; defense also asks that trials to be heard by one court.
Two Reuters reporters accused of possessing secret govt papers appeared in a Myanmar court for the 11th time on Wednesday.
Lawsuits filed in separate cases as courts push back against vocal critics of legal verdicts.
Irrawaddy reporter Nyein Nyein talks with Daw Thandar Kyaw, child protection adviser, and gender-equality advocate Daw Nilar Tun about preventing and punishing rape, particularly against
Four have been arrested, two are detained on charges that are unclear.