Myat Win Kyaw | DMG
6 September, Yangon
Arakanese youths who have been charged under the Anti-Terrorism Law appeared at Western District Court in Yangon on 6 September for the third time.
During the trial, the arrest warrant for Ko Soe Myint, one of the fugitives was submitted to the court and Police Sub-Inspector Win Kyaw Moe, prosecution witness was questioned, according to the lawyers.
“We already submitted the arrest warrant for the first escapee. Today the arrest warrant for Ko Soe Myint from Mrauk-U Township was confirmed. The ward administrator from Mrauk-U where Ko Soe Myint resides will not be questioned due to transport difficulties,” said U Kyaw Myo Tun, the advocate.
Ko Than Tun Naing, one of the fugitives is still at large and his arrest warrant was confirmed during the previous trial on 29 August.
The duo is being sued under the Anti-Terrorism Law 50 (j) while eight people including the younger brother of Arakan Army (AA) chief, Aung Mrat Kyaw were charged under Section 52 of the Counter-Terrorism Law. The police also filed a charge against Ko Aung Myo Tun who has been sued under the Anti-Terrorism Law 50 (j), U Kyaw Myo Tun said.
The court set trial date of 23 September for Arakanese youths who have been charged under the Anti-Terrorism Law. The Arakanese deportees from Arakan Association (Singapore) were arrested in July after being accused of associating with the Arakan Army (AA) and funding terrorism.