A (denied) glimpse into Burma’s justice system

Burma’s justice system remains amongst the most opaque in Southeast Asia. While the law nominally mandates open trials, the judge can order a closed trial at his or her discretion. Yesterday, according to Democratic Voice of Burma, there was an interesting case of a judge apparently allowing the defendant’s family to attend trial, only for the family to be blocked by Military Intelligence. The entire article is worth a read as it provides a brief glimpse into the Burmese criminal justice system.

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