Lawsuits are reportedly underway against about 40 lawyers who staged an anti-coup protest in Mandalay city under Section 505 (b) of the penal code of Myanmar, according to sources from the legal community.
Complaints are being filed at courts to charge the lawyers with sedition for their participation in the protests against the military coup on Feb 1.
“We heard that complaints have been lodged to Chanayethazan Township Court to sue the 40 lawyers under Section 505 (b) of the penal code. I don’t know if I am included or not, ” said a local advocate in Mandalay.
Sources from the judicial circle also say that other township courts are receiving complaints to sue the lawyers who joined the ongoing protests under section 505 (b) and Section 188, which is related to violating Section 144. –