A doctor faces jail under a law against insulting religion after he posted a fiery attack on social media against Buddhist monks who oppose the teaching of sex education.
A total of 41 Karenni farmers and activists jailed for damaging property during a land dispute with the army have been freed after completing their six-month sentences.
The Irrawaddy provides an overview of key events and controversies in the prominent child-rape case while the culprit is still at large.
Petro & Trans Group said it would sue the operator of Yangon’s Water Bus service over nearly $50,000 worth of unpaid fuel bills.
Japanese court orders high-profile journalist Noriyuki Yamaguchi to pay more than $30,000 in damages to journalist Shiori Ito, who accused him of rape in a civil lawsuit.
The Irrawaddy asked prominent figures for their views on the arguments put forward by Myanmar’s legal team in response to The Gambia’s genocide lawsuit at the ICJ.
Canada and the Netherlands issue statement urging all signatories to UN Genocide Convention to support The Gambia’s case against Myanmar at the World Court.
This week’s jailing of a satirical performance troupe continues a worrying trend of official legal action against critics of the government and military.
Six Sagaing residents fined for obstructing Wanbao Co., which they accuse of dumping waste; Chinese employee of the firm fined for injuring villager in vehicle accident.
Naypyitaw court will announce whether toddler rape case defendant Aung Gyi qualifies for bail on Oct. 23; legal adviser urges court to deny bail but lawyer hopeful.
Mandalay-based monk U Sein Ti Ta is being sued by an army colonel for a social-media post in which he questioned the motives of military commanders.
Officer had sued Rev. Dr. Hkalam Samson after he urged Trump to back federalism, religious freedom in Myanmar; US State Dept. last week voiced concern about the case.
At Oval Office meeting last month, Kachin Baptist Convention chief Rev. Dr. Hkalam Samson urged President Trump to support religious freedom and federalism in Myanmar.
U San Aung says former USDP lawmaker U Hla Swe’s speech during anti-sanctions rally violated Article 295(a), which outlaws attacks on religious beliefs.
Photo of painting showing Buddha in a gas mask prompted a backlash online after embassy posted it on Facebook.