Prominent human rights lawyer to represent former child soldier

Source : Mizzima
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Apr 11, 2018

Robert San Aung a prominent human rights lawyer has agreed to handle the case of a former child soldier sentenced to two years of hard labor following his conviction for describing his abduction and forced military service as a minor in an interview last year, RFA reported.
        In late March, Dagon Seikkan Township Court in Yangon convicted Aung Ko Htway, 27, who spent nearly a decade as a child soldier, for public incitement under Section 505(b) of the country’s Penal Code.
        Aung Ko Htway appeared before a judge at the same court on Tuesday along with three others accused of desecrating the country’s seal during a previous hearing in January when they trampled on a copy of the military-drafted 2008 constitution in a sign of protest.
        All four face a maximum sentence of three years in prison if found guilty, the report said.

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