Paung, 21 September

The military council opened cases against five locals who were arrested in Ottan Tar village in Mon State’s Paung Township for allegedly violating the Anti-Terrorism Act, which could result in life in prison, said sources close to the matter.

A total of 15 locals were arrested in the first week of September after regime forces raided Ottan Tar village, where members of the military council were frequently attacked.

Among them, five locals have been prosecuted by the military council under four charges, including Section 50 / 52 of the Anti-Terrorism Law.

Among those who have been charged with Anti-Terrorism Law are five local residents, including Ko Po Cho and Daw Khin Win from Ottan Tar village.

The military council accused the five of them of providing financial support and assistance to the People’s Defense Forces (PDF).

If convicted, the five local residents could face the maximum prison sentence and life in prison, as well as long prison terms.

The Than Lwin Times learned that among those arrested, the remaining 10 locals are under interrogation.

According to local residents, the family members of the arrestees who were taken for interrogation are worried about their lives.

The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) announced on September 19 that more than 800 civilians were arrested in Mon State following the coup.

News – Than Lwin Times

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