New Delhi (Mizzima) – The prosecutor in the case of the Australian cofounder of the Myanmar Timestook ill at a hearing on Friday and another hearing was scheduled for May. 12.
The prosecutor, Khaing Zar Lin, suffered from a hemorrhage and was sent to the Dufferin Women’s Hospital, Aung Than Soe, one of lawyers for journalist Ross Dunkley, who is free on bail, told Mizzima.
On April 27, Khaing Zar Lin and another state prosecutor failed to appear for a scheduled hearing because they were traveling at the time, lawyers said.
The hearing started around 10:30 a.m. and was attended by staff members of the newspaper.
Dunkley has been charged with violating the Emergency Immigration Act, assaulting a woman, giving her drugs and holding her against her will. The woman earlier had reportedly asked for the charges to be dropped but the judge denied the request.
On March 29, Dunkley was released on 10 million kyat (US $11,600) bail, which was guaranteed by Dr. Tin Tun Oo, the chief executive officer of the newspaper, and Wai Lwin, another colleague. Dunkley, who was imprisoned in Insein Prison for more than one month, resume his duties as managing director of the English language Myanmar Times upon his release.