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Myanmar: Stop using repressive law against peaceful protesters

, Index number: ASA 16/025/2014

This briefing highlights concerns around ongoing arrests and charges brought against scores of peaceful protesters in 2014. These arrests and charges are a stark reminder that the rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly are still severely restricted in Myanmar. Despite amendments to the 2011 Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Procession Law (Peaceful Assembly Law) adopted in 2014, the authorities are still using the law as a tool to stifle dissent, however peaceful.

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