A Look Back at the Murder Trial of U Ko Ni

By The Irrawaddy 27 January 2018

Ahead of Monday’s first anniversary of NLD lawyer U Ko Ni’s death, The Irrawaddy has compiled several of its past stories about his murder trial along with related editorials, commentaries and more.

Govt Investigates U Ko Ni’s Assassination

Burma’s government says it is investigating the assassination of prominent Muslim lawyer and NLD legal advisor U Ko Ni.

Third Suspect Named in U Ko Ni Assassination Plot

The President’s Office says suspect Aung Win Khaing, a former army Lt-Col, allegedly offered to pay his brother 100 million kyats to murder U Ko Ni.

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Breaks Silence on Assassination of Legal Advisor U Ko Ni

‘Losing someone like U Ko Ni is such a deep loss for the National League for Democracy’ says the State Counselor in a rare public appearance.

Police Chief: Assassination of U Ko Ni Was Driven by ‘Personal Grudge’

At authorities’ press conference, home affairs minister Lt-Gen Kyaw Swe says that it is highly possible that extreme nationalism fueled the grudge.

Burma Army Denies Involvement in U Ko Ni’s Assassination

The Burma Army was not involved in the murder, even though ex-military officers are suspected of being behind the conspiracy, says Gen Mya Tun Oo.

New Suspect Revealed in U Ko Ni Murder as Case Goes to Court

Aung Win Tun is accused of harboring one of the alleged co-conspirators following the shooting of the NLD legal adviser.

Trial Begins for Men Charged in Prominent NLD Lawyer’s Assassination

Rangoon’s Northern District Court commences examination of the assassination of lawyer U Ko Ni.

Examination of Murder Charges Begins in U Ko Ni Assassination Trial

The gunman and three alleged co-perpetrators are being charged in Rangoon under Article 302 of the Penal Code for homicide.

Lawyer in U Ko Ni Murder Calls for Naypyidaw Arrest Warrant in Search for Fugitive

In Rangoon’s High Court, U Nay La requests an arrest warrant for suspect Aung Win Khaing be issued in Naypyidaw, where he was last seen.

Court Rejects New Arrest Warrant in U Ko Ni Murder Trial

Rangoon’s High Court refuses to issue a new arrest warrant in Naypyidaw for fugitive Aung Win Khaing, where he was last seen.

Court Orders Police to Re-Examine Fugitive in Ko Ni Murder Trial

Police will renew a search for a key figure in the high-profile murder of the NLD legal adviser, last seen in Naypyidaw.

Police: No New Leads in Locating Fugitive in U Ko Ni Murder Investigation

Police tell Rangoon’s northern district court that they are no closer to finding suspect Aung Win Khaing and do not anticipate an arrest soon.

Conspirator in U Ko Ni Killing Still At Large

Aung Win Khaing, one of the main suspects in U Ko Ni’s assassination, is still at large with police staying silent about progress in their search for him.

Daughter of Assassinated Lawyer Testifies

A Yangon court examines the 20th witness in the murder trial: U Ko Ni’s eldest daughter.

Court Accepts CCTV Footage in U Ko Ni Murder Trial

A total of 73 photos, along with the footage captured by 196 security cameras, is presented to the judges.

Court Accepts News Article as Evidence at U Ko Ni Murder Trial

The defense objected to the inclusion of the article, about a 2017 press conference by the Home Affairs Ministry on the findings of its investigation into the prominent lawyer’s assassination.

Brother Defends Accused Mastermind of NLD Lawyer Assassination in Court

Fugitive Aung Win Khaing will emerge to clear his name, co-conspirator Aung Win Zaw says.

A Hero to Remember

U Ko Ni was a fearless fighter who spoke up for his views, and he was a strong force in the democratic movement.

Almost a Year After NLD Adviser’s Murder, Key Suspect Still at Large

Friends and colleagues of U Ko Ni say the Constitution may be hindering the arrest of his assassination’s suspected mastermind.

Where are the Assassins?

Rumors and questions around the death of U Ko Ni continue to run rampant as the authorities fail to bring his killers to justice.