The report, brought out by the American NGO Freedom House, also stated that less than 20% of the world's population lives in a 'free' country. It cited governments around the globe using the pandemic as an excuse for a harsher crackdown on dissent. [...]
The six men who have been accused of the shooting will apparently be trialled under certain provisions of the National Security Act. They are also charged under various sections of the IPC, including rioting, assault with a deadly weapon, murder and criminal intimidation. [...]
Myanmar: Police Fire on Pro-Democracy Protesters, 18 Killed as Former Leader Aung San Suu Kyi Faces Military Court
By: Sagar R
Pro-democracy demonstrations have been on the rise since the coup on February 1 which saw the democratically elected National League of Democracy ousted from power by the state military and its leaders arrested. While the internet and cellular networks still remain suspended in most parts of the country, protesters are being cracked down on. [...]
According to the proposed law, anyone slaughtering cow, calf, bull - and bullock - or transporting their meat is liable to 7-10 years jail term or a fine up to Rs 5 lakhs. [...]
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