Myanmar police reject application for monks' lawsuit against government minister

March 24, 2015 4:09 AM

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Myanmar police reject application for monks' lawsuit against government minister

FILE - In this March 16, 2015 file photo, lawyer Aung Thein speaks during a press conference in Yangon, Myanmar. Police in northwestern Myanmar have rejected a lawsuit filed by two Buddhist monks against Myanmar's home minister and police chief, saying they are protected by law. In declining to accept a first information report, which is needed for a lawsuit to proceed, the police said no lawsuit can be brought against any officer who carries out acts in good faith. Human rights lawyer Aung Thein said Tuesday, March 24, 2015 that the two Buddhist monks, among scores seriously burned during a 2012 police crackdown on protests at a Chinese-backed copper mine, registered the first information report at the Hsalingyi police station. (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win, File) (The Associated Press)

YANGON, Myanmar – Police in northwestern Myanmar have rejected a lawsuit filed by two Buddhist monks against Myanmar's home minister and police chief, saying they are protected by law.

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