TANINTHARYI DIVISION – It has been reported that the brother of the MP representing Myeik Township for National League for Democracy (NLD) was arrested and killed by the junta council and his body was cremated without notice to his family.
A Myeik resident said that Mr. Tin Than Oo, the brother of MP Min Zaw Tint, who won the 2020 election from the National League for Democracy Party, was killed by the military council.
“Mr. Tin Than Oo was arrested on June 6. It was learned ten days later that he was killed during the interrogation due to torture,” said the resident.
The 52-year-old was arrested and killed by the military council in a lawless manner, commented Myeik residents. Mr. Tin Than Oo and two family members were arrested by junta council soldiers and police at their home in Nauk Lei Ward, Myeik City on June 6.
The next day, the two family members were released, but Mr. Tin Than Oo remained in arbitrary detention. Then only on June 16 did the family members learn that he had died and was cremated, according to sources.
In the police cable that leaked, it was found that the junta council’s deputy police chief Maung Ko Ko of Myeik City Police Station acted as plaintiff and filed charges against Mr. Tin Than Oo.
Representative of Amyotha Hluttaw (Upper House), MP Min Zaw Tint has been issued an arrest warrant by the junta council, claiming that he is carrying out a revolution against the military dictatorship.
The National League for Democracy Party (NLD) announced on June 13 that 3,818 people were arrested and killed by the military council in more than two years after the seize of power, including two members of parliament and 93 party members. The NLD party also appealed to the international community to take action against the military council that is committing war crimes.