Missing student leader produced in Court

Yangon: The missing student leader Ko Ray Min Oo who has been missing in Yangon  since 25 March 2013 was produced by authorities at a court in Yangon division on Thursday, said relatives and a colleagues.

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He was produced at western district court of Yangon division last Thursday where he has been charged by authorities with defaming the state under section No 505 (Kha) of the penal code.

One of his colleagues living in Yangon said that two lawyers are being hired to defend him against the charges of Government. He was also produced again at court on 8 April.

He quoted KO Ray Min Oo saying that the authorities accused Ko Ray Min Oo of being involved in the 969 religious movement along with some other prominent monks.

Ko Ray Min Oo is also accused of guiding some monks whenever the monks have sermons against  Muslims around Burma.

However, his colleague denied the accusation of authorities and the authorities disagrees with him as he is trying to form a Federation Student Union legally.

Ko Ray Min Oo was detained in 2007 during the saffron revolution and released in May 2011 after four years in jail.

He was a university student studying in Yangon economic university before the 2007 saffron revolution. He is now working at the Federation of Student Union organizing committee as General Secretary.

Authorities have detained Ko Ray Min Oo at the notorious Insein prison since he was found.

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