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A civil engineer is sentenced to 20-year imprisonment for joining civil disobedience movement (CDM)

Yangon – A civil engineer at the Municipal Department, who joined the Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM) in defiance of Myanmar’s military rule at the start of the coup, was sentenced to 20-year jail term by the military court inside Dawei prison – where he is detained following his arrest last year. 

Mr Aung Thet Oo was a civil engineer at Municipal Department in Dawei, Taningtharyi and decided to join the Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM) to defy the the military junta’s overthrowing of people’s elected government. 

The 45-year-old was arrested in Dawei and was sentenced in the Dawei prison by the junta military court in Taningtharyi on 01 February.  

He is known as one of the first people joining CDM at the beginning of the coup in 2021. 

It is learned that he is being accused of violating the Penal Code Section 50. 

According to Than Lwin Times – a local media outlet, more than 950 people are arrested because of joining the Civil Disobedience Movement in Taningtharyi, of which 69 have been dead at the hands of the military junta. 

So far, the highest degree sentenced in Taningtharyi is 26 years, with hard labour. 

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