Mizzima news editor Than Htaik Aung was covering the trial of an NLD leader when he was detained in Naypyitaw over a year ago; he denied the charge in court on Wednesday.
U Min Thu was Union Government Office minister in the ousted administration; he is the second ex-military officer appointed by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to be charged.
Courts are preparing to hand down penalties in the corruption, incitement and other cases the junta has brought against scores of elected leaders since the coup.
Nearly a dozen detainees who were released from a prison in Mandalay’s Meiktila on Monday were taken away by police on the same day and now face terrorism charges.
U Win Myint’s insistence that he would rather die when told to quit by the generals doesn’t surprise those familiar with his decades of self-sacrifice as a politician.