Jury to render decision on Dr. Aye Zan’s electoral case at upcoming trial

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Mawlamyine, November (30)

The judge will reach a final verdict at the next trial for abuse of electoral power brought by the coup military council against Mon State Chief Minister Dr. Aye Zan, the sources close to the court said.

The Military Council has filed two cases under Section 171(f) of the Penal Code against Chief Minister Dr. Aye Zan for alleged abuse of power in the 2020 general election.

Both sides submitted their arguments at the trial on November 29, and the final decision will be made on December 6.

The Military Council charged Chief Minister Dr. Aye Zan with violating Section 171(f) of the Penal Code, which carries a potential term of one year in jail or a fine, or both, if found guilty.

Chief Minister Dr. Aye Zan has pleaded not guilty to the charge of electoral abuse of power.

Chief Minister Dr. Aye Zan’s electoral cases were filed by the secretary of the Sub-Election Commission for Mawlamyine, U Htin Kyaw as a plaintiff.

The 68-year-old Mon State Chief Minister, Dr. Aye Zan, was arrested and detained by the military regime, sentenced to 25 years in prison for 11 cases, and is now serving his sentence in Kyaikmaraw Central Prison.

News-Than Lwin Times

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