Wife of Myanmar journalist killed by army puts hope in civilian court




 
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May 12th, 2015  
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By Hnin Yadana Zaw YANGON (Reuters) - The wife of a Myanmar journalist who was killed in military custody said on Tuesday she hopes a civilian court can provide justice after an army court martial acquitted two soldiers accused in connection with the death. Than Dar has called for a transparent investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of her husband, Par Gyi, who she suspects was tortured. The case triggered calls from the United States and rights groups in Myanmar and abroad for an inquiry. Myanmar’s government ordered the National Human Rights Commission to investigate.

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