» 01/30/2013, 00.00
Authorities lift decades-old ban on public gatherings
Adopted in the late 1980s by the then ruling military junta to stop dissent, the ban only allowed gatherings of less than five people. Now the government wants to abolish all laws and regulations contrary to the constitution in order to protect freedom of expression. However, police charges people demonstrating for peace in Kachin state.
Myanmar, Martyrs Day: an opportunity for the military junta for 50 more arrests
Yesterday in Yangon the military junta detained Human Rights activists and members of the National League for Democracy. Since 1988 the festival dedicated to Aung San, the hero who led the country to independence, is grounds for a confrontation between the military dictatorship and opposition.
Regime using Buddhism for propaganda purposes, monks say
Many delegations stay away from World Buddhist Summit in Yangon to protest against regime. At least 400 Buddhist monks are jailed sentenced to 15-20 years.
Supreme Court rejects appeal, NLD still illegal
After a hearing lasting a few minutes, the ruling was read out. An attorney for the NLD plans to appeal to the chief justice, but doubts remain as to whether Aung San Suu Kyi’s party will be re-established. Burmese exiled political leader calls for an independent commission of inquiry into war crimes and crimes against humanity in his country.
World Buddhist Summit: appeals to boycott Myanmar's military regime
Only 12 delegations have confirmed their presence at the summit. More than 300 Buddhist monks are in prison in Myanmar for "supporting democracy".
Burmese junta sign release order, Aung San Suu Kyi soon free
The leader of the Burmese opposition should be released Friday afternoon. At 5 pm, a press conference is scheduled at the NLD headquarters where hundreds of supporters have already gathered. The authorities tighten security measures around Suu Kyi’s home. Indian Christian activists welcome the news with joy, call for democracy in the country.
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