As election nears, rights groups say Burmese authorities are increasingly bringing cases against students, land rights campaigners and other activists,
A hearing for student activists was cut short when the defence lawyer engaged in a shouting match with the judge, with the judge then suspending proceedings.
There are signs that the USDP’s thuggish enforcers may disrupt November’s election or threaten violence against pro-democracy supporters.
Student activist Yadana Su Po Khine, also known as Po Po, has been released on bail by a court in Rangoon.
Three leading political activists in Mandalay have each been sentenced to four months in prison for staging a peaceful protest without permission in March.
CDEM’s Aung Nay Paing vows to reignite education law protests following a parliamentary decision to amend the law without incorporating students’ changes.