A row of police officers barrelled through the exit of a Yangon courthouse in February 2019, shoving spectators aside as they heaved the weary body of activist Htin Kyaw toward a white van.

“You’re starving him!” the 57-year-old activist’s supporters shouted at the cops. The ensuing shouting match escalated into a brawl in which the cops beat Htin Kyaw’s supporters to the ground. One supporter was injured badly and was sent to the hospital.

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Nay Paing is a Myanmar journalist based in France. He previously worked as editor of Coconuts Yangon. His work has appeared in VICE, Al Jazeera and The Guardian. Nay Paing est un journaliste birman basé en France. Il a précédemment travaillé comme éditeur de Coconuts Yangon. Son reportage a été publié dans VICE, Al Jazeera et The Guardian.

Jacob Goldberg is a journalist based in Thailand.