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Luiz Kaypoe, British Minister Desmond Swayne MP, and Naw Tamla Saw in London at the end of February. Photo: KWO
Luiz Kaypoe, British Minister Desmond Swayne MP, and Naw Tamla Saw in London at the end of February. Photo: KWO

The Karen Women’s Organization has successfully completed a lobbying trip to the UK, during which they had the chance to state their dismay at British government training of the Myanmar army, according to a press release issued on March 11.

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Union Minister for Home Affairs Lt-Gen Ko Ko speaks at the Central Committee for Prevention of Trafficking in Persons meeting at the ministry in Nay Pyi Taw on December 29, 2014. Photo: MNA
Union Minister for Home Affairs Lt-Gen Ko Ko speaks at the Central Committee for Prevention of Trafficking in Persons meeting at the ministry in Nay Pyi Taw on December 29, 2014. Photo: MNA

The leading committee for compiling the human rights report on Myanmar held their second meeting at the Ministry of Home Affairs in Nay Pyi Taw on March 9, reports Myawady on March 10.

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Two student protesters are dragged by members of a pro-government paramilitary group, the so-called Swan-Arr-Shin in Myanmar, during a crackdown on a students' protest which demands amendments to the National Education Bill in Yangon, Myanmar, March 5, 2015. Photo: Lamin Tun/EPA

Plain clothes police officers are closely monitoring university students protesting the National Education Bill in Moulmein, Mon State, reports Burma News International on March 10.

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A group of students and activists came onto the streets of Yangon at 2 pm in sympathy with the protesters who had been beaten in a melee of violence by police earlier in the day in Letpadan. Photo: Hong Sar/Mizzima
A group of students and activists came onto the streets of Yangon at 2 pm in sympathy with the protesters who had been beaten in a melee of violence by police earlier in the day in Letpadan. Photo: Hong Sar/Mizzima

Riot police were quick to crack down on a march in Hledan market in Yangon, beating several protesters on March 10.

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Student protesters jostle with police at barricades set up by police at the students protest site in Letpadan, Bago Region on March 10, 2015. Photo: Thet Ko/Mizzima
Student protesters jostle with police at barricades set up by police at the students protest site in Letpadan, Bago Region on March 10, 2015. Photo: Thet Ko/Mizzima

The United States condemned a violent police crackdown on a student rally in Myanmar on March 10, urging the government to respect the right to assembly.

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Police moved in to beat and arrest student protesters at Aung Myay Man Buddhist Monastery, Letpadan, Bago Region on March 10, 2015. Photo: Thet Ko/Mizzima
Police moved in to beat and arrest student protesters at Aung Myay Man Buddhist Monastery, Letpadan, Bago Region on March 10, 2015. Photo: Thet Ko/Mizzima

Letpadan - Baton-wielding Myanmar police beat student activists March 10 as they broke up another protest for education reform, according to a Mizzima reporter at the scene.