KACHIN NEWS :Brang-Shawng-release


Lahtaw Brang Shawng, a Kachin civilian who was accused of being a KIA officer, has been released from Myitkyina prison today. A Myitkyina court last week sentenced Lahtaw Brang Shawng to two years in prison. He has already been in detention for more than a year since military intelligent officers arrested him from Janmai Kawng IDP camp on June 17, 2012.

Ministers U Aung Min and U Ohn Myint accompanied Lahtaw Brang Shawng and hand him over to his family and IDP camp authorities. U Aung Min previously said he would release Brang Shawng in a week after his sentence during a meeting with Kachin IDPs in Myitkyina in May.

 Local sources say 13 prisoners from Myitkyina prison and 14 other prisoners from Bhamo and Putao prisons have been released today. U Aung Min said there are a total of 70 prisoners being released nation-wide in today’s release.

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