His lawyer announced that as the right-hand man of the dismissed Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, U Win Tai was sentenced to 20 years in prison by the military government on Friday for treason.
In the sight of the Burmese military government, Aung San Suu Kyi’s party. His lawyer announced that the former leader’s close partner was sentenced to 20 years in prison for treason on Friday, October 29.
“U Win Htein was sentenced to 20 years in prison by the special court under Article 124a,” lawyer Myint Thwin told AFP, adding that they would appeal.
The former congressman was the first senior member of the National League for Democracy, Aung San Suu Kyi’s party, and was sentenced by the military government after the trial. The 80-year-old is a long-term political prisoner. He has always opposed the military government whether he was in custody or when he was released from prison.
Considered to be Aung San Suu Kyi’s right-hand man, the international and domestic media often ask him to listen to the opinions of the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize winners.
Oppose the military coup
Before he was arrested three days after the military coup on February 1, he told the Burmese media that the coup was not a manifestation of great wisdom, and its perpetrators “pushed (the country) in the wrong direction.”
Aung Su Kyi faces a series of charges that could lead her to jail for decades, including illegally importing walkie-talkies and failing to abide by anti-war rules. Covid-19. A person familiar with the matter told Agence France-Presse that four months after the military trial, she testified in a military court for the first time on Tuesday.
The media is not allowed to watch the leader’s trial at the special court in the capital Naypyidaw built by the generals, and the military government has recently prohibited its legal team from talking to the media.