Burma finally signs the international convention, though it has been accused of using and manufacturing chemical weapons in recent years.
Two monks who suffered serious injuries in the notorious 2012 firebombing have announced their intention to sue.
“With ten journalists now languishing behind bars, proponents of the country’s supposed democratic progress should wake up and take notice of the authoritarian reality that still governs the country.”
Magwe Regional Court reduces the sentences on five members of the now defunct Unity Journal from ten to seven years, following an appeal.
A final appeal against the verdict for five Unity Weekly journal employees — who were sentenced to ten years in prison with hard labour in July — was submitted to…
An appeal by four reporters from Unity Weekly news journal against their 10-year jail sentence is to be heard by Magwe Divisional Court, their lawyer says.