A former lawmaker for Myanmar’s Nationwide League for Democracy (NLD) was sentenced to 26-years plus laborious labor by a junta-appointed court docket on Monday.
Wai Lin Aung, 30, was an MP for Myaungmya township in Myanmar’s southeastern Ayeyarwady area. He was reelected within the 2020 election, serving till the Feb., 2021 coup.
Greater than 200 police and troops captured him on Dec. 15, 2021, together with a bunch of anti-junta activists, after they fled to Kayin State’s Myawaddy township on the Thai border. Wai Lin Aung was charged with anti-terrorism and treason and held for the following 11 months.
A supply near the court docket, who declined to be named for security causes, informed RFA he might have been sentenced to virtually twice as lengthy in jail.
“Expenses 52 (a), 50 (a) and 50(j) [anti-terrorism] are 26 years, and 20 years for Part 122 [treason], however the decide ordered them to be served collectively, so the full shall be 26 years as an alternative of 46 years. However it is going to be 26 years in jail with laborious labor,” he stated.
Three extra NLD lawmakers from Ayeyarwady area every obtained 20-year jail sentences final week. Than Htut Aung, Thein Tun and Aung Aung Oo have been convicted on expenses of treason and discrediting the state on Nov. 24. They have been sentenced together with eight political activists by Pathei Jail Court docket in Ayeyarwady area, a supply near the prisoners – who additionally wished to stay nameless – informed RFA.
The junta has punished a number of NLD lawmakers with even longer sentences.
Former lawmaker Win Myint Hlaing, 52, was sentenced to a complete of 173 years for incitement and terrorism. Former Kayin state chief minister Nang Khin Htwe Myint, 67, was sentenced to 80 years, later commuted to 40 years, for election fraud, corruption and state defamation. Former cupboard member Than Naing, 65, was sentenced to a complete of 90 years for corruption and state defamation.
Deposed State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi, 77, has been charged with 19 counts since her arrest shortly after the coup. She has been sentenced to a complete of 26 years in jail for 14 of the fees.