Yangon – A young man, Hein Min, aged 20, arrested during the nationwide protest on 21 March 2021 in Dawei city – the southern region of the country, was sentenced on 10 March to 28 years of imprisonment with hard labour by Myanmar junta regime.
He is known as an active community member who strongly rejected the military coup and participated in the pro-democracy protest, a person who knows him confirms to Chindwin.
Mr Hein Min was left in jail without a fair trial for more than a year since his arrest on 21 March 2021.
“He is sentenced to 2 years under Penal Code 505 (A), 2 years under Article 3 related to Explosion and another 24 years under Penal Code 3 (5 – 6), which totals 28 years imprisonment with hard labour,” Dawei Political Prisoners Network (DPPN) released the media statement on 10 March 2022.
The youth pro-democracy activist is not given a lawyer to face the unfair trial. His sentencing is the highest imprisonment term in the history of the country’s southern city, DPPN added in its statement.
Our source in the southern region has confirmed that there are dozens currently detained in Dawei and Myeik in the southern region, with majority facing the unfair trial without lawyers.
As of 10 March 2022, Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) says there are 9571 arrested, charged or sentenced following the brutal military coup on 01 February 2021.
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