Two more charges were brought against Myanmar’s military chief Win Myint. He was arrested by a junta with democratically elected Leader Aung San Suu Kyi in early February.
His lawyer announced the new charges on Wednesday (photo). The 69-year-old former president is said to have “violated the constitution” and was imprisoned for three years.
Win Myint had already been charged with Coronavirus violations. It is not known when he will be brought to trial.
The Myanmar military launched a coup on February 1 after the recent elections, with pro-democracy Aung San Suu Kyi and his party emerging as the largest party. According to the army, there was fraud in those elections.
There is no evidence of fraud
On Wednesday, the military-appointed foreign minister confirmed with the Organization of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) that there were “irregularities” in the November elections last year. However, international observers and the National Elections Commission did not see any evidence of this.
Meanwhile, protests continue in Myanmar, but the army is getting harder. At least two people were killed in Tuesday’s demonstrations. Eighteen people were killed on Monday in clashes between protesters and police. According to the United Nations, this was the bloodiest day since the mass protests began.
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