NLD File Charges Against Myanmar Military After Headquarters Raid

By The Irrawaddy 11 February 2021

Yangon — The National League for Democracy (NLD), which was overthrown by Myanmar’s military in a coup last Monday, has opened a case against personnel who raided the party’s headquarters in Yangon’s Bahan Township on Tuesday night.

Bahan police accepted the complaint and inspected the crime scene at the party’s headquarters in Shwe Gone Daing on Wednesday night.

U Soe Win, who is in charge of the party’s headquarters, told the press that military personnel broke down doors to enter, destroyed CCTV cameras and computer servers, and also seized savings passbooks and money from the safe.

the NLD’s headquarters after the raid. / Tun Myint / Facebook

“We strongly denounce the unlawful act. They raided because they are trying to find fault with the NLD,” said U Soe Win.

Around 15 people wearing military and police uniforms and in plainclothes were involved in the raid, according to the NLD.

The party will take legal action after instructions from the party’s Central Executive Committee, he said.

Bahan police declined to comment, saying the case is under investigation. NLD leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has been detained by the military since the Feb. 1 coup.

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