One death penalty
prisoner was released for unclear reason
DVB ( 19 December 2003 )
One of the nine people, who were sentenced to death recently
was released by the Burmese military junta, the SPDC for no
Than Tun was among the 12 people who were arrested for ‘plotting
to assassinate state leaders’. Nine of them including
the editor of a sports journal ‘First Eleven’were
tried secretly and sentenced to death.
But the local people of Pegu in central Burma are mystified
by why he was released and a lawyer friend of his U Mya Hla
believes that he was arrested by mistake.
U Mya Hla said that Than Tun avoided everyone after his release
and joined a Buddhist monastery to become a monk.
Among who were secretly tried and sentenced to death are
Ko Zaw Thet Htway, U Aye Myint, Naing Minn and Naing Yekkha
(a) Shwe Mahn from New Mon State Party, a student Zar naing
Tun (a) Phyu lay and Zaw Htet (a) Ko Myo Htway.
International human rights organisations are demanding the
SPDC to provide evidence of their ‘crime’, and
not many people in Burma believe that they are guilty of the