An interview with a Burmese defense attorney

It’s not often that we get insights into Burma’s criminal justice system. The biggest glimpse was probably last year’s trial of Aung San Suu Kyi. This morning, Irrawaddy published an interview with criminal defnese attorney Aye Nu Sein, who represented Arakanese abbot Ashin Pyinnya Sara. His client was just sentenced to 8 years and 3 months imprisonment for running a private orphanage. Aye Nu Sein is understandably reluctant to speak too frankly, but nevertheless provides enough hints to reveal what he really thinks about the system.

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