Thursday, September 25, 2014

Some good news from Myanmar

The Irriwaddy has this story about the referral of rape charges against a soldier to civilian court rather than military court. This has happened occasionally in the past, but infrequently enough that it is news. "Civilian courts are . . . rarely used to hear cases of rape involving soldiers, and rights groups complain that the courts-martial justice system lacks transparency, with details of military trials’ outcomes very difficult to obtain."

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