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Myanmar: Lawyers Face Harassment, Arrests

By Human Rights Watch
Click to expand Image Lawyers in Myanmar protesting the military coup in Mandalay, February 15, 2021. © 2021 Frontier Magazine Lawyers in Myanmar defending anti-coup protesters and critics have faced threats, arrest, and prosecution by the military junta. Those detained have been tortured and mistreated. The military authorities impose systematic obstacles and restrictions on lawyers, impeding their work. The junta has created closed courts inside prisons that violate fair trial rights to fast-track politically sensitive cases. Myanmar’s junta should urgently restore civilian democratic…

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