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JURIST EXCLUSIVE – Police used violence and shot at protesters and bystanders Friday in Yangon and Mandalay, according to JURIST’s law student correspondents in Myanmar. Video posted on the Internet showed a large crowd of police discharging weapons and pursuing protesters past a large hotel in Yangon. One Japanese journalist was arrested and later released. [...]

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JURIST EXCLUSIVE – The latest report from one of our law student correspondents in Myanmar, originally filed in audio Tuesday morning, offering her perspective on Monday’s huge general strike in the country and explaining her goals as a law student supporting a return to democracy. The transcript has been slightly edited for continuity and clarity. [...]

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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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