Myanmar

JURIST EXCLUSIVE – Thousands attended a peaceful sit-in rally near Zay Cho Market in downtown Mandalay Sunday, loudly voicing their denunciation of Myanmar’s military junta a day after protesters were killed by police and soldiers in the port area of the city Saturday afternoon. According to a law student at the rally for JURIST, the [...]

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JURIST EXCLUSIVE – The Myanmar military government blacked out the country’s internet again Thursday morning for eight hours from 1 AM Myanmar time for the fourth night in a row. Connections were restored just after 9 AM. One of our law student correspondents in Myanmar says that according to local news reports, these forced blackouts [...]

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JURIST EXCLUSIVE – One of JURIST’s law student correspondents in Myanmar writes Wednesday: On the military press conference RFA interviewers asked a lot of specific and straightforward questions at Tuesday’s press conference given by the military junta. What they mainly explained is how much they can bend the laws in their favor. Whatever they’re doing, [...]

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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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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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