The government has defended itself against accusations of bias at overseas advance voting sites after reports circulated suggesting chaos and mismanagement.
Burmese suspect testifies he was handcuffed, had a bag placed over his head, and was beaten, before police threatened to extract his teeth with pliers.
International watchdogs and Burmese activists have voiced distress and disdain over the Burmese police handling of protestors at Latpadaung copper mine, where one woman was shot dead.
A request by defence lawyers that the hearing be postponed for a month due to a lack of preparation time is denied. Prosecutors argue that witnesses may try to flee.
Lawyer: “He [Muang Maung] said he did not know what happened afterwards, and that when he returned to the room there was nothing to suggest that Zaw Lin and Win…