Charges have been brought against two nieces of a farmer who died after setting himself alight in protest of military confiscation of his family’s land.
Close to 70 jailed students were brought to the court for their sixth pre-trail hearing on Tuesday, facing five charges stemming from a March education reform rally which ended in chaos.
On this week’s episode of DVB Debate, the panel asks whether the police use of civilian thugs to put down protests can be legally justified.
Burma opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said boycotting an upcoming historic election was an “option” if a military-drafted constitution that bars her from becoming president remains unchanged.
Police, plain clothed thugs beat students and activists with batons and makeshift weapons, to disperse Rangoon crowd.
Education campaigner Dr Thein Lwin says he will continue to represent protesting students, despite Aung San Suu Kyi’s vow to strip him of his party rank.