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Chase voucher Major Aung Kyaw San, who said he and other cop had checked the telephones, explained to the courthouse he was not aware ofthe interchange on WhatsApp and did not know who else was using the telephones before their transfer to the investigators on December 14.
Chase voucher Major Aung Kyaw San, who said he and other cop had checked the telephones, explained to the courthouse he was not aware ofthe interchange on WhatsApp and did not know who else was using the telephones before their transfer to the investigators on December 14. The Yangon Tribunal has held a hearing since January to determine whether Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, are indicted under the State Secrets of Colonies Act, which provides for a 14-year jail sentence in a case that has become a milestone in media freedoms.
The Myanmar spokesperson Zaw Htay was not immediately available. Previously, he refused to go into detail about the procedure or the policing because the Myanmar judiciary was sovereign and the case was underway. Justice Ye Lwin last weeks took as proof paper prints of papers, which Major Aung Kyaw San, an IT specialist of the riot squad, said were found on the phone of a report.
They allegedly contained secret deeds from the Myanmar authorities and blueprints for the tourist industry on an offshore western Myanmar isle. Several of the dispatches come from the Facebook Messenger application, according to the defense. Defenders say that this means that the papers could have been sent by anyone, and it was not clear that the reporter himself had been looking at them.
When they were apprehended, the journalists had been working on an inquiry into the murder of 10 Muslim Rohingya men and young men in a small town in Rakhine, West Burma. 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.
Police captain Moe Yan Naing, who, according to the Myanmar Information Department, was detained at the same moment as the Myanmar reporters in the case, last months said that a high-ranking mr. O marshal ordered his subjects to place classified files on Wa Lone to "capture" the newsman. During a press briefing on May 15, Police Director General Aung Win Oo rejected the statement as untrue.
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.