In latest weeks, authorities have threatened to execute democracy activists detained for opposing the regime, together with U Kyaw Min Yu, higher often known as Ko Jimmy, and opposition lawmaker U. Phyo Zayar Thaw, a former hip-hop artist. Each had been sentenced to loss of life in January below Myanmar’s anti-terrorism legislation in closed-door trials.
Aung San Suu Kyi, the daughter of Myanmar’s independence hero, Common Aung San, was positioned below home arrest for greater than 15 years earlier than being launched in 2010. Throughout that point, she was briefly locked up in The notorious Insein Jail.
Because the coup, she has been below home arrest at undisclosed areas close to the capital Naypyidaw, till Wednesday, when she was transferred to a jail within the metropolis. The transfer comes after staff completed constructing a brand new courtroom contained in the jail.
“She was transferred from home arrest to jail on June 22, in accordance with the legislation,” Main Common Zaw Min Tun, a military spokesman, mentioned in a press release on Thursday. “She is being handled nicely and is being held in solitary confinement in jail.”
An individual near Aung San Suu Kyi, who requested anonymity for concern of retribution, mentioned she was in good well being however was compelled to depart behind her beloved canine Taichito, a present from her younger son.
Jail officers mentioned Aung San Suu Kyi is anticipated to put on a jail uniform and abide by jail rules.