JURIST EXCLUSIVE – A Myanmar law student who was shot Monday by police using live rounds to disperse protesters in a Mandalay township has died, becoming the first law student fatality of the Myanmar military coup.  Myo Hein Kyaw, 24, was a law student in his final year at Mandalay’s Yadanabon University. One of our [...]

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JURIST EXCLUSIVE – As the Myanmar military junta attempts to tighten its grip on power, the Myanmar economy is slowing down with anti-coup strikes, supply chain interruptions, and power outages. One of our Myanmar law student correspondents reflects on what’s been happening. We’re almost run out of “Cash” so we’re back to “barter trade”. In [...]

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JURIST EXCLUSIVE – Uncertainty reigned in Myanmar late Wednesday as the ruling military junta announced it was cutting off public wifi access after stopping mobile data services Monday in a bid to stop videos and photos showing brutal police actions against civilian pro-democracy protesters from flooding the internet. It is still unclear whether the announced [...]

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JURIST EXCLUSIVE – Law students filing for JURIST in Myanmar reported a record number of civilian fatalities from police and military action against unarmed civilians Sunday as the UN and various Western embassies and diplomats were reduced to issuing yet more toothless condemnations. The civilian death toll in Myanmar’s largest city was especially severe, with [...]

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JURIST EXCLUSIVE – Law students reporting for JURIST in Myanmar said at least 10 more people were killed across the country Saturday as police and soldiers fired on protesters in multiple locations. In Mandalay, at least six people were killed when a peaceful protest there was broken up. A female householder was killed for protecting [...]

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