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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JURIST EXCLUSIVE – Myanmar security forces continued their vicious crackdown on unarmed civilian protesters Thursday, killing as many as 12 at various locations across the country. Most of the killings took place in smaller centers and neighborhoods, as protesters avoided gathering en masse in the downtown areas of the largest cities. The killings, which appeared [...]

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JURIST EXCLUSIVE – Police and soldiers of the Myanmar military junta continued aggressive security operations Wednesday, arresting hundreds of peaceful protesters and harassing a Yangon neighborhood just hours before the UN Security Council adopted a unanimous statement condemning the use of violence against peaceful protesters. In two different deployments Wednesday, security forces moved into two [...]

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JURIST EXCLUSIVE – Law students reporting for JURIST in Myanmar said Tuesday that 15 law students from four different universities are still being held by Myanmar authorities in the wake of protests that have swept the country since the military displaced the civilian government effectively led by Aung San Suu Kyi on February 1. Six [...]

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JURIST EXCLUSIVE – Myanmar security forces surrounded and cut off hundreds of student protesters in the Sanchaung Township district of Yangon Monday, provoking solidarity demonstrations across the country and prompting Western embassies and the UN Mission in Myanmar to issue urgent and rare calls for de-escalation of the situation and appeals for restraint. The student [...]

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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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