Ruthless crackdowns, including mass arrests, have largely quelled protests in Myanmar’s capital, but the regime has struggled to crush the spirit of the Civil Disobedience Movement despite prosecuting leading members.
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Ruthless crackdowns, including mass arrests, have largely quelled protests in Myanmar’s capital, but the regime has struggled to crush the spirit of the Civil Disobedience Movement despite prosecuting leading members.
Is it time to arrest U Aung Min? Well, no. That would be stupid. But civil society actors are regularly imprisoned under the Unlawful Associations Act for contacting non-state armed groups – a fate that has yet to befall the government’s peace negotiator-in-chief.

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