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According to state media Monday, Myanmar’s military junta executed four pro-democracy activists over the weekend. The four individuals put to death were Phyo Zeya Thaw, a lawmaker from Aung San Suu Kyi’s ousted party National League for Democracy, and veteran activist Ko Jimmy, both sentenced under the Myanmar Counter-Terrorism Law, and Ko Hla Myo Aung and Ko Aung Thura [...]

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Myanmar law students are reporting for JURIST on challenges to the rule of law in their country under the military junta that deposed the civilian government of Aung San Suu Kyi in February 2021. Here, one of our correspondents comments on the executions for alleged terrorism of four men, including democracy activists Ko Jimmy (a [...]

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Meta, the parent company of sites such as Facebook and Instagram, Thursday released its first human rights report. The report comes amid criticism of Meta’s handling of a variety of issues on their sites. The report identified six fundamental rights that present “salient risks” including the right to freedom of expression and opinion; right to [...]

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Russia’s unprovoked aggression against Ukraine has sparked a strong international reaction, with most states referring to the actions of the Russian army as war crimes. A number of parliaments and heads of states have recognized that yet another international crime—genocide—is being committed by the occupant’s troops. Poland’s parliament—the Sejm—was the first to pass a resolution [...]

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Tom Andrews, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Thursday called on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to put increased pressure on the Myanmar junta, following his eight-day visit to Malaysia. In February last year, a military coup took place in Myanmar, in which the junta deposed the civilian government and arrested [...]

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Malaysian Law Minister Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar Friday announced the state’s abolition of the mandatory death penalty and replacement with “substitute punishments” at the courts’ discretion.  The Attorney General’s Chambers, Legal Affairs Division, Prime Minister’s Department and Ministries in collaboration will conduct research and study on the proposed substitute punishment to make certain that the [...]

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Myanmar‘s military junta Friday declared that it will execute four people. Among the four are Phyo Zeya Thaw, a former lawmaker from Aung San Suu Kyi’s party National League for Democracy, and pro-democracy activist Kyaw Min Yu, popularly known as Ko Jimmy.  Both Ko Jimmy and Phyo Zeya Thaw were sentenced to death on terrorism-related charges. The other two [...]

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