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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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JURIST EXCLUSIVE¬† – One of JURIST’s law student correspondents in Myanmar reflects on the economic implications and realities of living in a country challenged by a coup and trying to function in the middle of protests and shutdowns, however voluntary. And she wonders in the midst of uncertainty and crisis who is really wise, and [...]

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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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