Burma: More on Myanmar arrests: ‘Right now, they’re targeting the lawyers’

11/02/21

More on Myanmar arrests: ‘Right now, they’re targeting the lawyers’

JURIST EXCLUSIVE – One of our law student correspondents in Myanmar sends this update on the latest arrests of protesters and dissidents opposed to the new military government that seized power in the country in the February 1 coup:

Right now, they’re targeting the lawyers.

Dr. Ye Lwin (now former mayor of Mandalay city) is my [relationship redacted]. He’s now being chased too. Her father is also a very active NLD [National League for Democracy, the former Myanmar ruling party chaired by Aung San Suu Kyi] supporter so her whole family is very worried. Her grandfather (an author) was also a political prisoner and was released only when we were in [institutional affiliation redacted] (he was in jail for more than 10 years).

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https://www.jurist.org/news/2021/02/more-on-myanmar-arrests-right-now-theyre-targeting-the-lawyers/

https://www.dw.com/en/myanmar-un-rights-body-spotlights-human-rights-violations/a-56547382

https://www.dw.com/en/myanmar-protesters-march-for-sixth-consecutive-day/a-56530731

https://apnews.com/article/myanmar-coup-protests-updates-9408933976f3e63103627cff2eed8236

https://www.europarl.europa.eu/doceo/document/RC-9-2021-0116_EN.html

https://www.ohchr.org/en/newsevents/pages/media.aspx

https://www.rfa.org/english/news/myanmar/sweeping-arrests-02122021192419.html

https://burmese.voanews.com/a/myanmar-un-comment-on-the-military-coup-/5776490.html (BURMESE)

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