Padoh Mahn Nyein Maung released

The Karen National Union leader Padoh Mahn Nyein Maung – who was sentenced to life plus three years on March 13th – is released today.

Regarding to the release, Naw Zipporah Sein – general secretary of KNU, spoke to Karen News and said.

“We were informed today at about 10 am that Padoh Mahn Nyein Maung was released. I also got a moment to speak with him [Mahn Nyein Maung] on phone. I told him that he is released now and we are happy.”

According to a Karen man resident from Insein, Rangoon, Mahn Nyein Maung hasn’t been seen or met with Karen community in Rangoon. Speaking to Karen News, he said.

“We’ve heard that he is released and we went to Insein Prison but he is not there anymore. We don’t know who he is with and we haven’t met him.”

Karen News is in the process of trying to contact directly with Padoh Mahn Nyein Maung.

Padoh Mahn Nyein Maung was sentenced under Article 17/1 and 122/1 by the acting judge, U Hla Win to life plus three years on March 13th at a court inside Burma notorious Insein Prison in Northern Insein district.

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