Myanmar law students report on challenges under the military junta
Stories in Jurist after the deposing of the Aung San Suu Kyi's government
Law students in Myanmar are reporting for Jurist on the challenges to the rule of law in their country under the military junta that deposed the civilian government of Aung San Suu Kyi early this year.
(Jurist is a legal news and commentary service by a collaborative virtual team of over 50 law students, reporters, editors, commentators, designers and developers. The group belongs to 12 law schools in the US, the UK and India. Established in 1996, Jurist is produced as a public service for the education, training and benefit of its readers and law student staffers).
For privacy and security reasons, the Jurist withheld the name of the student who wrote, "This is Full moon day here. Usually, this would be a big celebration. But, this year, we cannot celebrate, until we get democracy."
"At least, we are safe and healthy in a house with a roof and four walls. I will pretend not to hear or see how some people are having fun on the streets and celebrating regardless of the many sacrifices the Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM) staff and the People's Defence Force (PDF) youth have made," he added.
Tonight turns into a big chase for Yangon UG Underground (UG) PDF teams who carry out missions at the city centers. Forty-seven persons (40 men and 7 women) were abducted. They are undergoing interrogation and had to provide information on other members. Information on almost all members of the Yangon UG was leaked and they had to move out of their location, he wrote.
The student further informed that the Junta military and the police personnel pointed their guns at pedestrians at city centres. "Since they make rounds the entire day, it is becoming more dangerous for the PDF and the general public. Randomly, they arrest people, charging them blatantly," he stated.