We firmly believe there should be no ‘double jeopardy’,” said Dr. Arkar Moe Thu, the chairperson of Dagon University Teachers Union.
The four students were detained for staging a protest against what they called “military-style oppression” within Burma’s education system.
“As the country is moving towards a federal union, we aim to include ethnic students.”
The statement comes after criticism of a remark from a senior ABFSU member that appeared to deny the government credit for the move.
Student activists jailed during protests last year say Burma’s ambassador to the UN should be ashamed of himself for calling them “criminals”.
A leading education reform activist, who spent months in hiding, has been arrested by Rangoon police. Linn Htet Naing, also known as “James”, the vice chairman of the All Burma Federation…