Prisoners from Myanmar currently serving sentences in a prison have sent a letter of complaint to an MP in which they accused the Myanmar embassy in Thailand of not looking after them as the constitution requires.
UN rights envoy Tomás Quintana says he is not satisfied with a government probe into alleged violence in Rakhine State’s Maungdaw township last month and has reiterated calls for an independent and impartial investigation.
The National League for Democracy and the 88 Generation Peace and Open Society group have launched a joint bid to change the way Myanmar amends its constitution, but some observers say their effort is doomed to failure.
An organising committee has been tasked with establishing a bar association for lawyers within a year following a workshop in Nay Pyi Taw organised by the Pyithu Hluttaw’s Committee for Rule of Law, Peace and Stability.
The secretary of the Pyithu Hluttaw’s Rule of Law, Stability and Peace Committee says he plans to sue a local journal unless it apologises for allegedly quoting him without speaking to him personally.
The Rakhine State and union governments are attempting to block Rohingya Muslims’ access to legal assistance, human rights defenders have complained.
Thirty inmates at Pyinmana Prison have been charged following a riot on February 15 that prison officials have blamed on overcrowding. The prison was holding 282 inmates, more than four times its capacity of 62.