Eight Rakhine youth were released from Mrauk U prison yesterday, after they were detained for a protest in January.
Students in Sagaing Division are angry over restrictions to distance education.
The Monday conviction of Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have triggered protests country-wide, with media denouncing the sentence of seven years jail time with hard labour.
Riot police in Yangon used batons on Saturday to break up a protest in support of victims of fighting in Burma’s northernmost Kachin State, arresting several of the organisers.
Human rights and civil society groups have long criticised the Peaceful Assembly Law, or Article 19 as it is commonly known, saying it has been used by the government and…
Fifteen workers from a Sagaing-based plywood company receive prison sentences for scuffling with police during a protest in Naypyidaw in May.