Myanmar Junta to Free More than 5000 Political Prisoners

The State Administration Council of Myanmar announced that it has remitted sentences of 1,316 political prisoners and closed 4,320 cases. Junta Commander-in-Chief of Defence Min Aung Hlaing, who was recently excluded from the upcoming ASEAN summit said that the releases …

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South Korean Court Dismisses “Comfort Women” Case Against Japan

A South Korean court has dismissed a lawsuit by a group of women who suffered under Japan’s military brothel system during World War II.  The Seoul Central District Court has ruled that sovereign immunity be applied, which under international law …

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