Ministry of Home Affairs orders eight detained again; police preparing case on a separate offense related to deadly protest
Myanmar youth called for the release of two jailed journalists, warning that the seven-year prison terms handed to the pair this month threaten the public's right to information.
Eight were among 12 wounded and 7 killed when police opened fire on crowd protesting cancellation of Arakan Dynasty commemoration in January.
At least 31 people have been jailed for joining demonstrations triggered by fears that Chinese investors would dominate land leases at special economic zones up for development.
U Kyaw Myo Shwe was sentenced to 18 months in prison for incitement after participating in nationalist protests last year.
Demonstrators, police injured as authorities prevent march from reaching city park
Anti-war protesters urge government leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to take action against police who this month broke up a peace rally and arrested them.
Court says pair failed to seek permission; the pair claims Peaceful Assembly Law used to stifle dissent.
The Irrawaddy discusses the recent use of civilians in dispersing a peaceful protest.
Locals angered by police show of force in relocation of villages from mining area.
Protesters say resources have not been used to benefit locals and that lawmakers have not listened to their suggestions.
Locals urge the Tatmadaw and KIA to negotiate to stop the clashes, saying that it is the people and not the armed forces that suffer.
The students say they will continue to push for an increase in the national education budget.
Some 40 students who were protesting for an increase in the education budget have been expelled from university.
The three men led a protest against the Tatmadaw’s alleged arbitrary killing of a civilian and three soldiers.