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Legal news from Sunday, August 20, 2017
by Akira Tomlinson

Myanmar's parliament amended the 2013 Telecommunications Law on Friday amidst growing concerns regarding the freedom of expression. The new law permits judges to release people on bail, allows only those directly affected, or with permission from those directly affected, by the offense to press charges, and reduces the maximum prison sentence to two years. However, many …

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by Akira Tomlinson

Three democracy activists were jailed on Thursday for participating in the 2014 pro-democracy Umbrella Movement, which lead to thousands of Hong Kong citizens protesting on Sunday in opposition of their imprisonment. Joshua Wong, Nathan Law, and Alex Chow were convicted to be imprisoned for six to eight months for the charge of unlawful assembly. According one of the …

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