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The Voice Journal’s former chief editor U Kyaw Min Swe, actress May Pan Che, singer Shwe Yi Thein Tan prosecuted under section 505(a)

Narinjara News, 21 April 2023

The Voice Journal's former editor-in-chief U Kyaw Min Swe, actress May Pan Che, singer Shwe Yi Thein Tan along with another woman, who were arrested by the military council a few days back, have been prosecuted under section 505 (a) on Friday, said family members.

Former editor U Kyaw Min Swe was arrested from his residence at Myay Ni Gone (north) ward of Sanchaung township by 6:40 pm on 12 April.

On the previous day, actress May Pan Che (also known as Ma May Pan Che Soe Naung) and singer Shwe Yi Thein Tan picked up from their residences at Dagon Myothit (north) ward 38 at 6:30 pm and 6:40 pm respectively.

The military council is understood to charge and prosecute all of them for allegedly writing pieces and instigating the civil servants and common people to take the laws on their hands following the casualties caused by military air strikes at Pazigyi village under Kanbalu township.

Another woman named Ma Htet Htet Hlaing, who was arrested on 19 April from her residence at Dagon Myothit (north) ward 41.

She was also prosecuted for allegedly spreading false information with a doctored image of a sign at Yangon Thingyan pavilion.

Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) reveals that 17,563 individuals have been arbitrarily detained by the military junta since 1 February 2021 coup (till 20 April 2023). Out of them 5,642 have been convicted and imprisoned.


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