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Myanmar: Surge in Arrests for Critical Speech

Expand Demonstrators shout slogans at a protest against an amendment to Myanmar’s public assembly law in Yangon, March 5, 2018.  © 2018 Thein Zaw/AP Photo  (New York) – Myanmar’s authorities have in recent weeks engaged in a series of arrests of peaceful critics of the army and government, Human Rights Watch said today. The parliament, which begins its new session on April 29, 2019, should repeal or amend repressive laws used to silence critics and suppress freedom of expression. The recent upswing in arrests of satirical performers, political activists, and journalists reflects the rapid…

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