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JURIST EXCLUSIVE – Our Myanmar law students are answering JURIST reader questions about the on-the-ground situation and their own concerns amidst the chaos and carnage of the Myanmar military coup. Contact them by DM or reply on Twitter @bernardhibbitts Today’s question is: “What gives you hope and courage to keep going during this very uncertain [...]

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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 – A Myanmar law professor joins JURIST’s team of law student correspondents on the ground in Myanmar, updating us on the latest developments on Thursday, a day after police and security forces killed dozens of pro-democracy protestors at rallies and demonstrations across the country. Out of respect for our correspondent’s voice, the text [...]

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JURIST EXCLUSIVE – Detentions continued across Myanmar Tuesday as police cracked down on pro-democracy dissidents opposing the military junta that seized power in the country February 1. AAPP Burma (the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners) said in a press briefing that approximately 100 people were arrested, bringing the total of people under arrest or facing [...]

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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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