Sixteen-year-old Aung Min Khine, detained in the 10 March Letpadan crackdown, was granted bail in a court hearing on Tuesday due to his status as a minor.
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.
Large numbers of protestors are arrested, as an image of confusion and violence in Letpadan emerges.
Police in Letpadan have reacted with force against up to 200 students and their supporters after tensions boiled over at the protest site.
Student negotiators achieved an apparent breakthrough on Tuesday morning, as a deal was proposed to allow them to carry on towards Rangoon.
Three students arrested in Pegu Division’s Letpadan, which has been the epicentre of protests in recent days.
Police, plain clothed thugs beat students and activists with batons and makeshift weapons, to disperse Rangoon crowd.