On November 25th, the mother of an engineering student, Ko Hein Htet, who is accused of being a PDF member, was held hostage and arrested instead of her son, by junta forces in Chan Mya Thar Si, Mandalay. Junta forces broke into the house and arrested Ko Hein Htet’s mother, Daw Khin Aye Maw, and his 12-year-old sister.
The house was locked down. Later, on the 27th of November, the junta’s mouthpiece media announced that explosives were seized from the house.
According to a close relative, the case was just a fabrication made up by the junta military, and there were no explosives in the house. The sister was released the next day, but her mother is still under detention and her location is currently unknown, a family member said.
Across the country, there are many cases of abduction of family members by the junta forces when they did not find the wanted person. According to an AAPP statement, a similar case happened a few days ago in Madayar, where a father and an uncle were arrested when junta forces came to arrest the son. In this case, the uncle died within 24 hours of being detained by junta forces.