In Rakhine State, Taung Goat Township, Ko Min Ko Oo, who is Chairperson of the Youth Network, was detained by junta soldiers on December 14th.
“About 7 people in civilian dress (not in uniform) came to my house around 9am. They said the station officer of Taung Goat Police Station need to talk to my son. l doubted that they would detain my son but he followed them as he says he had done nothing wrong. His mobile phone and computer were also taken”, said U Khin Maung Sein, his father. “Later, my son was accused of supporting the PDF in Yangon and was charged under section 505. He was a volunteer supporting those in need during a Covid 19 outbreak and is now teaching free lessons to youths. He has no connection with the PDF and has been falsely accused,” said the father.
In Rakhine State, 9 people have been detained by the junta regime with accusations of being PDF associates. 3 women and 2 men from Than Dwel Township, a man and a woman from Taung Goat Township, and a woman from Kyauk Phyu Township.