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The junta’s Tribunal Court sentences former Chief Minister of Magway region to life imprisonment in Myanmar

Yangon (Chindwin): Dr Aung Moe Nyo, a former chief minister of Magway region is handed 20 years imprisonment by the military’s Tribunal court in Magwe prison after being found guilty of incitement under Section 505 (B) and breaching COVID0-19 rules for attending the election victory party in November 2020. 

The junta’s court uses Section 25 of the nation’s Natural Disaster Law, for which he was handed three years of imprisonment on 25 March this year. 

The military court ruled that the charges were a violation under section 505 (B) of the Penal Code and other seven cases. The other cases are known as 3 cases of personal corruption, three other cases of corruption in connection with other Chief Ministers, and one case of misuse of power under section 171 (F).

Dr Aung Moe Nyo is a medically trained doctor who has been working as a medical practitioner for years. He is among the senior leadership group of the National League for Democracy. 

Following the brutal military coup on 01 February 2021, Dr Aung Moe Nyo was among the high-profile arrested by National League for Democracy. 

Detained for a day on 01 February 2021, he was released the next day. However, the former Chief Minister of Magway is re-arrested a few days later and has remained in the junta prison.

Today is the verdict handed over to him for more than 20 years – life imprisonment by the junta’s Tribunal court in Magway prison.


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