JURIST EXCLUSIVE – Police and soldiers in Myanmar launched violent attacks on peaceful protesters assembled in several major cities Sunday and then launched raids on residential areas and  university campuses. Law students reporting for JURIST in Mandalay said that over 100 people were arrested in that city alone after authorities used tear gas, flash-bangs and [...]

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JURIST EXCLUSIVE – International concern grew Friday for Myanmar lawyers and law students arbitrarily detained in the wake of the February 1 military coup that deposed the civilian government and prompted mass pro-democracy street demonstrations that continue despite the killing of over 50 protestors by security forces in the last two weeks. In London, the [...]

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JURIST EXCLUSIVE – A Myanmar law professor joins JURIST’s team of law student correspondents on the ground in Myanmar, updating us on the latest developments on Thursday, a day after police and security forces killed dozens of pro-democracy protestors at rallies and demonstrations across the country. Out of respect for our correspondent’s voice, the text [...]

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JURIST EXCLUSIVE – Estimates of the number of protesters killed by police Wednesday in Myanmar surged through the day as protesters and their supporters assessed casualties to opponents of the Myanmar military coup after police and soldiers opened fire and violently broke up multiple marches and strikes across the country. Initial estimates early afternoon local [...]

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JURIST EXCLUSIVE – At least 10 people were killed, scores injured and hundreds arrested Wednesday morning in Myanmar as police and soldiers used live-fire rounds, tear gas and smoke grenades to break up multiple pro-democracy protests against the February 1 military coup.  In Mandalay two protesters were killed when police dispersed a student strike there; [...]

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JURIST EXCLUSIVE – Detentions continued across Myanmar Tuesday as police cracked down on pro-democracy dissidents opposing the military junta that seized power in the country February 1. AAPP Burma (the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners) said in a press briefing that approximately 100 people were arrested, bringing the total of people under arrest or facing [...]

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JURIST EXCLUSIVE – More than 24 people were reported killed in Myanmar Sunday when police cracked down on large demonstrations in multiple cities against the Myanmar military junta that seized power in the country on February 1. Multiple individuals died by live-fire rounds, according to local media and witnesses. Police and protesters engaged in a [...]

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JURIST EXCLUSIVE – Myanmar police and soldiers cracked down Sunday against protesters opposing the Myanmar military coup, dispersing peaceful marchers with smoke grenades and bullets in Yangon, and making multiple arrests there and in Mandalay, Myanmar’s second-largest city. In Yangon’s Yankin District, a march of doctors and medical students undertaken as part of the Sunday [...]

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