Human Rights and Protection of Lawyers

Charges against Human Rights Lawyer Khin Khin Kyaw

Ms. Khin Khin Kyaw is a human rights lawyer and member of a legal team representing more than 50 detained student protesters who participated in protests in Letpadan to oppose Myanmar’s National Education Law.

Ms. Khin Khin Kyaw was charged with disrupting the court proceeding, under Section 228 of the Penal Code. The charge is related to the proceeding at the Thayawaddy Township Court on September 2015, when she was representing legal interests of the detained student protesters.

She is facing up to six months in prison, fines, and revocation of her legal license.

Her trial started at the Thayawady Township Court on October 14, 2015.

The UIA wrote to authorities of Myanmar to express concern about her situation (see below)