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Thu, 24 Jul 2014

Eight women’s rights activists were found guilty of unlawful assembly in Chin State, western Burma, on Wednesday for their participation in a demonstration against sexual violence.

Source: DVB

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014

Thai and Burmese authorities will begin talks soon over plans for the repatriation of Burmese refugees, but the UN refugee agency cautions that many obstacles remain to their safe return home, including land mines and the possibility of further conflict.

Source: The Irrawaddy

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014

Facebook will expedite the translation of its community standards and guidelines into Myanmar language, an official said at a seminar in Yangon on Sunday, in an effort to combat online hate speech following deadly unrest in Mandalay earlier this month.

Source: The Myanmar Times

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014

The alleged rape of a Buddhist woman by two Muslim men that triggered religious violence in the central Burmese city of Mandalay was fabricated, authorities said Sunday. A Home Ministry announcement published in the Myanma Ahlin newspaper said a third Muslim man had sought to frame the two owners of a tea shop because he blamed them for his being charged earlier with the rape of one of his female employees.

Source: The Irrawaddy

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Sat, 19 Jul 2014

Kyaw Min Khine, the owner of Bi Mon Te Nay weekly news journal, his wife Dr Ei Ei San, and the newspaper’s office manager, Yin Min Htun, were arrested on 16 July in the Thai border town of Mae Sot, according to the journal’s chief reporter Thein Min Aung.

Source: DVB

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