13 Arakanese youths convicted and imprisoned

By Khaing Khaing Zan
Sittwe, 17 June 2016:


Thirteen Arakanese youths, who were picked up from various parts of Arakan State in connection with their involvement with the banned Arakan Army, were convicted and sentenced to three years of imprisonment with hard labour by the Sittwe township court.

According to the family sources of the convicts,  the magistrate U Kyaw Zan Tha passed the verdict on 12 pm today following the unlawful association laws under section no 17(1).

The convicts are namely Myint Kyaw (alias Tun Naing), U San Maung, Zaw Lin Tun (alias Maung Than Tun), Zaw Min Tun (alias Kalar Chay), Saw Ran Naing (alias Kyaw Soe Min), U San Maung (alias  Maung Han Soe), Kyaw Thein Chay(alias Hlaing Thein Chay), Zaw Min Oo, Nyo maung(alias Maung Win),  Zaw Win Naing, Aye Kyaw Than, Zaw Min Htay and Win Aung (alias Kyan Chay).

U Kyaw Zan Wai, father of U Maung Han Soe, informed Narinjara News from the location  over  telephone that he would like to appeal in the higher court for mercy, but he has little resources to proceed.