Burma

Myanmar Regime Jails NLD Lawmaker for Incitement

By The Irrawaddy 30 June 2022

A regime court in Mandalay on Wednesday sentenced a long-time member and elected lawmaker of the ousted National League for Democracy (NLD) to three years in prison for incitement, according to party sources.

Daw Win Mya Mya was accused of organizing anti-regime protests in Mandalay in February last year following the coup and encouraging government employees to stop working for the junta.

The regime’s forces arrested her on Feb. 27 last year and she has been detained in the city’s Obo Prison since then.

The 73-year-old Muslim woman has been involved in Myanmar’s politics since 1988 and has been an NLD member since the party was established later that year. She had been arrested several times over the years.

She won a Lower House seat on the NLD ticket in the 2020 general election.

Since the coup, 701 NLD members, including the party’s chairperson, Myanmar State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, and vice chairman, President U Win Myint, as well as Dr. Zaw Myint Maung have been detained. Ninety-eight of them are elected lawmakers, according to data released by the NLD.

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