JURIST EXCLUSIVE – One of JURIST’s law student correspondents in Myanmar writes Monday:
There will be an internet cut off from 1 am to 9 am. The internet is very slow too. I wonder if there’s anything we can do about it. It’s worrisome to find out everything only in the morning. With the help of the darkness, what are they [the military ] planning?
Tomorrow, there will be a press conference held by the military junta to ask for approval from the media but people urge the journalists to boycott them by not attending.
They’re arresting people randomly. They are rudely shouting at civilians, beating unarmed civilians with batons, and shooting us with rubber bullets and MORE air guns. The military junta is showing off their armored vehicles and guns on the streets when civilians have nothing but pieces of paper claiming for Justice and Democracy in our hands.
We all humans have one life. We’re doing this not because we’re not scared. We’re scared for every minute and second. But it’s scarier to live under military rule.
I hope our voices, our tweets and posts and comments and videos are not just a slight noise to the international community. We’re trying really really hard every day. Myanmar’s situation is worthy of a closer look and the offer of a helping hand. Do not let a precedent be written that “The world once was cruel enough to sit and watch lawlessness.”