20 years added to Sagaing protest leader’s prison sentence

Wai Moe Naing, leader of the Monywa People’s Strike Committee, is now serving a total of 74 years behind bars

A special court inside Monywa Prison in Sagaing Region sentenced prominent protest leader Wai Moe Naing to an additional 20 years behind bars on Friday, according to the Monywa People’s Strike Committee.

Wai Moe Naing, who was arrested in April 2021 after being deliberately hit by a car while leading an anti-coup protest, has since faced a range of charges, from incitement and unlawful association to armed robbery, murder, and treason.

The sentence handed down last week was for three charges—murder, abduction with intent to murder, and incitement—in connection with the killing of two police officers in Monywa in March 2021.

“These three charges actually carry a sentence of 42 years, but the judge decided that he might serve some of them concurrently, shortening the. . .

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