Published On: November 10, 2021 at 16:19 IST
On the November 9, 2021 a Court in Myanmar Sentenced two politicians of Aung San Suu Kyi’s forced out political party National League for Democracy, to 75 and 90 years of Imprisonment under several charges of Corruption.
Than Naing, the former State planning minister of the State of Kayin, was Convicted of six Corruption charges, for 90 years along with labor in Prison; said his lawyer Zaw Min Hlaing.
Na Khin Htwe Myint, the 67-year-old former Chief Minister of Kayin State was sentenced to 15 years of Imprisonment of five charges, giving her total of 75 years of Prison.
Htwe Myint, a member of NLD’s Central Executive Committee, is a veteran pro-democracy activist who was Arrested in 1974 for a student protest held against a previous Military Government Regime.
Later on, she was Arrested 2 more times after which she won the State Parliament Elections in 2012 and 2015, following which she was appointed as the Chief Minister.
Than Naing and Na Khin Htwe Myint were both Accused of ‘Malfeasance and Mishandling’ of Government Funds, for which they both have been Convicted.
Htwe Myint was Accused of using Government Funds for her personal medical expenses, she was Detained and placed under House Arrest by Military soldiers on 2nd February, 2021 and again Arrested on 8th of the same month for calling out for Civil Disobedience through a live-stream Broadcast.
“The chief minister sent the message to the people to always to be united, to try together to bring forth a Democratic Federal Union and to participate together in overcoming the evils of the military,” the lawyer said.
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