Sittwe, 22 August 2016
Arakan Liberation Party (ALP) leader U Khaing Myo Tun was produced before the Sittwe township court on Friday to hear a case, but the trial postponed till Thursday.
The deputy in-charge of information department in ALP, a ceasefire armed group, was produced once again in a defamation case against the Burma Army.
“It was the fourth time, Khaing Myo Tun was produced in the court following a case filed by an Army lieutenant colonel based in the regional Army headquarter in Sittwe,” said Daw Kyaw May adding that the trial was however postponed till 25 August, as the complainant failed to be present in the court.
Over 300 locals carrying various posters with the photograph of Khaing Myo Tun assembled in the front of Sittwe township court to express their solidarity to the ALP leader.
“We came to the court to express our support to Khaing Myo Tun, as he is working for our people. We also believe that he was right while alleging the Army for its abusing misbehavior towards the common people” said Ko Maung Chay from Sittwe.
It may be mentioned that Khaing Myo Tun was arrested on 25 July for a statement released by the ALP information department on 27 April claiming that the Tatmadaw had committed war crime and violated the recommendations of Geneva Convention.
The Burma Army accused the leader of the Rakhine ethnic armed group, which signed the nationwide ceasefire agreement with the Myanmar government in Nay Pyi Daw last year, for the statement and filed defamation case under sections 505(b) & (c) of the Burmese penal code.