Kyaw Hla Aung
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Actions: No Political Prisoner Left Behind
Free Kyaw Hla Aung
A community leader, Kyaw Hla Aung was arrested on 15th July 2013 by the military-backed government in Burma. He was charged with 7 different counts including under 505(b) of Statements Conducting to Public Mischief. He has been detained in Sittwe Prison and his trial continues.
Kyaw Hla Aung is a human rights defender and a Rohingya community leader from Rakhine State who promotes minority rights in the country. He was arrested in July 2013 as part of a Burmese government plan to arrest and detain Muslim community leaders to stop them from talking to international observers and journalists.
On 15th July, he was taken from his home in Sittwe without any charges and was detained in Sittwe police station. After his arrest, he was charged with three different counts, and transferred to Sittwe Prison. When his trial began on 14 August 2013, four more counts were added to his case.
He has now been charged with 7 including under Section 150 of Hiring or Conniving at Hiring of Persons to Join an Unlawful Assembly, and 505(b) of Statements Conducting to Public Mischief. His trial continues at Sittwe Court but no verdict has been reached.
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