In Yangon, 19 year old Maung Phone Myint Aung, who lives at 54th street, Botahtaung Township, was arrested by the military on the 22nd November, and killed during interrogation on the 23rd of November, as reported by close friends of family members.
Maung Phone Myat Aung and his father were arrested and taken away by SAC troups in three military vehicles on the 22nd of November, around 3:00pm. The father, U Htin Win was released at midnight on the 22nd of November but the army informed his family that Maung Phone Myat Aung had died on the 23rd of November.
“At 3pm on the 22nd of November, they closed the Quarter with military vehicles and arrested both father and son. The father was released on the same night, and the military informed that Phone Myat Aung had died on 23rd November. He was killed during interrogation.“ said a close family friend.
A resident of 54th Botahtaung street said that Phone Myat Aung was known as a good young man with a lots of friends.
“He was very bright and taught English to the children in the Quarter. He is a university student though I don’t exactly know which university he goes to. He was very friendly and always smiling.“ said a resident of 54th street.
Maung Phone Myat Aung’s mother has been in poor health and news of her son’s death has harmed her health further.
Maung Phone Myat Aung was cremated at Yeway Cemetery on the 24th of November.