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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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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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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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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 looks back on recent developments, including the junta’s institution of sweeping electrical power cuts across the [...]

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A court in Myanmar Wednesday sentenced deposed civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi to five years in prison after finding her guilty of corruption. Suu Kyi was convicted of accepting about USD $1.3 million in gold and cash from a political colleague. She has denied the allegations. This is the first of several corruption cases [...]

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