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Sagaing area resident sentenced to 10 years for allegedly funding a PDF — Radio Free Asia


A Sagaing area resident has been sentenced to 10 years in jail beneath anti-terrorism prices for allegedly giving the equal of U.S. $2.30 to a Individuals’s Protection Pressure (PDF).

On Nov. 22, a junta courtroom sentenced Hkamti township resident Aye Thiri, 27, beneath Part 50 (j) of the Counter-Terrorism Act for offering 5,000 Kyats to the PDF through the Kpay cash switch system.

“It was unfair that she was arrested for donating cash,” a member of the family advised RFA Burmese.

“I wish to enchantment, however the enchantment wouldn’t achieve success, it might simply value cash. I don’t know what to do. I simply need her to be launched,” they stated, including that the household are nervous as a result of Aye Thiri is ill and was unconscious at instances throughout her arrest.

She was seized by police and troopers at her dwelling on Feb. 21, this 12 months and was held at Hkamti district police station till her courtroom look.

The Counter-Terrorism Regulation enacted in 2014 was amended by the State Administration Council on Aug. 1, 2021.

The post-coup modification states that those that present monetary help to a terrorist group may be sentenced to a minimal of three years and a most of life in jail and a nice.

On March 29, this 12 months a courtroom sentenced 19-year-old Saung Hnin Phyu from Dawei township, in Tanintharyi area, additionally accusing her of supporting PDFs through Kpay.



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