Deposed Myanmar civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been charged by Myanmar police with failing to abide by COVID-19 restrictions under the country’s Natural Disaster Management Law, according to her lawyer Khin Maung Zaw on Tuesday. She now faces two formal charges, as she was charged with illegal possession of walk-talkies shortly after being [...]

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JURIST EXCLUSIVE – We present an interview recorded Monday with one of our Myanmar law student correspondents (“Gen Z”), discussing the current situation in Myanmar, the military coup, the protests, internet blackouts, and her hopes for a return to democracy. The interviewer is JURIST staff editor Khushali Mahajan, a law student at Rajiv Gandhi National [...]

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Norway-based Telenor Group, an international telecommunications company with extensive operations in much of Europe and Asia, sharply criticized a cyber security bill proposed by the leaders of Myanmar’s February 1 military coup in a statement issued Monday. The bill, which is expected to be formally promulgated this week, has been decried by many rights groups [...]

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JURIST EXCLUSIVE – Thousands of citizens took to the streets in Myanmar again Monday to protest the military coup that deposed civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi on February 1, physically confronting military vehicles sent into several cities yesterday in advance of an 8-hour internet blackout and defying newly-stiffened penal laws threatening dissidents with imprisonment. JURIST’s [...]

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JURIST EXCLUSIVE – Our law student correspondents in Myanmar continue to send reports of the latest developments on the ground, along with their perspectives and analysis of the legal issues presented by the February 1 military coup. These are excerpts from the first extensive report to JURIST received late last night after the Myanmar military’s [...]

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JURIST EXCLUSIVE – JURIST law student correspondents in Myanmar Saturday reported multiple instances of miscreants invading neighborhoods at night after curfew in various Myanmar cities, damaging property, threatening citizens and even setting fires. They say that many of these individuals are prisoners released by the military government on Friday who are being sent in to [...]

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JURIST EXCLUSIVE – In a declaration Saturday evening Myanmar time, the Myanmar military government announced that under emergency powers claimed in the wake of its February 1 coup, it was revoking key sections of the country’s citizen privacy law protecting basic freedoms. Among the revoked sections of the Law Protecting the Privacy and Security of [...]

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