This week’s jailing of a satirical performance troupe continues a worrying trend of official legal action against critics of the government and military.
To provide an overview of what has gone wrong with the ‘Victoria’ child-rape case, The Irrawaddy presents a timeline of key events since the crime occurred in May.
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.