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Naypyidaw instructor sentenced to twenty years by Myanmar junta court docket — Radio Free Asia

A 24-year-old personal highschool instructor from Naypyidaw has been sentenced to twenty years in jail by a court docket in Myanmar’s capital.

The sentence was handed down on Ye Soe Kyaw, 24, on Thursday, in keeping with sources near the court docket who didn’t want to be named for security causes.

He was ordered to serve two 10-year sentences for 2 separate instances beneath Part 50 (J) of the Anti-Terrorism Act, a supply near the court docket advised RFA on situation of anonymity.

“He was sentenced to twenty years in jail on Monday. He’s nonetheless younger,” stated the supply. “He was despatched straight to Yamethin jail on the day the sentence was issued.”

Ye Soe Kyaw is believed to have been detained on Jan. 5, whereas instructing at a college in Lewe township. He was accused of aiding Folks’s Protection Forces (PDFs).

One Lewe resident, who didn’t want to be named, stated such a younger instructor shouldn’t have acquired 20-years. He stated Ye Soe Kyaw was given a harsh sentence so the junta may ship a message that it’s nonetheless in command of the nation.

Deputy Minister of Data Maj. Gen. Zaw Min Tun advised reporters at a press convention in Naypyidaw on Sept. 20 that supporting Myanmar’s shadow Nationwide Unity Authorities is punishable with a most sentence of demise beneath the anti-terrorism regulation.

He stated the demise penalty may additionally apply to ousted lawmakers of the Committee Representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (parliament), which is working to safe the discharge of MP’s together with Myanmar’s President and its State Counsellor He stated the identical can be true of anybody serving to Folks’s Protection Forces.

The Help Affiliation for Political Prisoners (Burma) stated on Thursday 15,598 individuals had been arrested for the reason that coup, with 12,462 nonetheless detained.



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