BAGO DIVISION-PDF, based in the east part of Bago, reported that nine of ten political prisoners who escaped from Taungoo prison have arrived at the escape zone with weapons.
One PDF confirmed that a PDF from Bago Division arrived in the control area yesterday evening, May 18.
“It is confirmed that all nine people have safely arrived in the safe zone. We are arranging for an interview or news release regarding their situation. That’s all I can say for now.
On May 18, at noon, ten political prisoners in Taungoo prison who were sued by the Counter Terrorism Law snatched guns from junta forces and ran away during the trial in the prison court. One military council member died and one was injured in a shooting.
PDF said that they will release more details later about one person who has not arrived in the safety zone. The Military Council Telegram mentioned that three people were recaptured but could not confirm the situation yet.
It is known that among the nine escaped people, two were imprisoned by junta forces near San Gyi village in Yedashe Township while carrying weapons in their car on March 3.