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"I' M SURE THE TRUTHS WILL COME OUT.
Prosecutor's Office testified police major Tin Win Maung, a high-ranking official engaged in the investigation of reporters, said to the courthouse that he had requested photocopies of testimonies of all other testimonies. Preliminary proceedings, which had been going on since January, ended on Monday when the public prosecutor's office presented its last testimony.
Tin Win Maung said during the cross-examination that he reproduced the testimony because, as an investigator, he "wanted to know more about the case". Defender Khin Maung Zaw said the policeman's acts were not unlawful, but were in violation of a provision in Burma's law enforcement manual, a series of regulations that govern the conduct of the law enforcement force.
"The potential testimony must not know what the former testimony has said, for he will be prepared according to the testimonies of the former witnesses," he said. If an official is a testimony in a case, the codex states that "he will not appear in the courts while the investigation or case is in progress", otherwise the judge can appeal against his proofs, "because he has listened to everything the other testimonies have said, and will of course adjust the particulars of his story to theirs".
Myo Thu Soe, spokesperson for the ministry, did not react immediately to inquiries for comments. The Myanmar spokesperson Zaw Htay was not immediately available after Monday's hearings. Previously, he said the Myanmar judiciary was autonomous and the case was run under the state. When they were arrested in December, the journalists had been working on an inquiry into the murder of 10 Muslim Rohingya men and young men in a small town in the West Burmese state of Rakhine.
Reporter said they were almost immediately apprehended after being curled up in a Yangon north Yangon restaurants by two police who hadn' t previously hit them, after being asked to see the board. Monday, defenders said the prosecutors had not found out how the supposed documentation came into the reporters' hands.
Captain Moe Yan Naing said in April that a high-ranking official had ordered his subjects to place classified documentation on Wa Lone to "catch" the report. High-ranking policemen denied the statement as false. Moe Yan Naing was convicted to one year in prison for breach of law and expelled from the law enforcement dormitory.
Cops said the evacuation and his conviction had nothing to do with his statement. After the interview, Wa Lone told journalists that he hoped "happy things" could come up at the next one. Right-wing extremists and defenders of fundamental freedoms around the globe have gathered on account of the detained journalists, with the United Nations and several West European nations demanding their releases.