We firmly believe there should be no ‘double jeopardy’,” said Dr. Arkar Moe Thu, the chairperson of Dagon University Teachers Union.
The four demanded that their handcuffs be removed during the hearing. When their demand was denied, they began singing political songs.
The four students were detained for staging a protest against what they called “military-style oppression” within Burma’s education system.
Away from the presidential nomination spotlight, 10 March also marks the one-year anniversary of the violent police crackdown on student protestors in Latpadan.
Four education activists jailed in central Burma since March have been transferred to hospital in Rangoon.
OPINION: Police were overwhelmingly responsible for the violent confrontation with student protestors in Letpadan, writes researcher Matthew Bugher.