Local woman arrested by junta in Mawlamyine for social media post

February 23, 2024

HURFOM: On February 20th, 2024, a local woman from Shwe Nat Taung Ward, Mawlamyine, Mon State was arrested by the junta after being accused of promoting terrorism.

The junta has accused 28-year-old Daw Thiri Yadana Maung who is a furniture shop owner of writing comments on social media that destroy the stability of the State. A large contingent using force arrested her at her home.

She wrote comments under a video post of “two young PDF members who were burning alive”. The military informants found her comments and reported them to the military to arrest her. She’s been sent to a military interrogation center in Mawlamyine,” said a resident from Shew Nat Taung Ward.

Daw Thiri Yadana Maung was charged under Section 505(A), of the Anti-Terrorist Act — punishment for defaming the State.  She was taken to the Myine Thar Yar Police Station on February 21st.

On February 4, 2024, the junta also arrested a 22-year-old young man from Taung Wine Ward, Mawlamyine after accusing him of joining a training program with the People’s Defense Force and charged him under the same section of the Act.


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