‘Truth must not be im­pris­oned': Pol. Capt. Moe Yan Naing

Mizzima Business Weekly - - NEWS ROUNDUPS - Ye Naing

Pol. Capt. Moe Yan Naing who was given a one-year prison term for vi­o­lat­ing the po­lice dis­ci­plinary code said on May 9 at his court ap­pear­ance, “Truth must not be im­pris­oned.”

Two Reuters re­porters were pro­duced be­fore the court on their 17th hear­ing on May 9 in the morn­ing at Yangon north district court and Pol. Capt. Moe Yan Naing was ex­am­ined as a non-hos­tile pros­e­cu­tion wit­ness.

Pol. Capt. Moe Yan Naing, wear­ing a con­vict’s uni­form, hand­cuffs and shack­les, said his sen­tence was in­tended to threaten any other po­lice of­fi­cers from telling the truth in the fu­ture.

Pol. Capt. Moe Yan Naing was sen­tenced to one-year im­pris­on­ment on April 30 for al­leged vi­o­la­tion of the po­lice dis­ci­plinary code. He was sen­tenced for giv­ing an in­ter­view to two Reuters re­porters, Walone and Kyaw Soe Oo, while he was on duty at No. 8 Po­lice Se­cu­rity Force.

Pol. Capt. Moe Yan Naing said the two Reuters re­porters had been set up in the case which was or­ches­trated by Pol. Brig. Tin Ko Ko.

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