Prak Sokhonn asked the junta to exercise ‘compassion’ in the ousted State Counselor’s case, echoing ‘deep concerns expressed by ASEAN colleagues.’
The 77-year-old democracy leader will likely be held in solitary confinement in the prison.
The Irrawaddy looks at the individuals, groups and forces that shaped the course of events in one of the most tumultuous years in Myanmar’s modern history.
The two were jailed for four years on Monday but the junta chief commuted their sentences to two years’ house arrest; the move was widely dismissed as a PR stunt.
By banishing the State Counselor to a secret location and rejecting ASEAN’s envoy, Min Aung Hlaing is making his despised predecessors look like masters of statecraft.