Saturday, 29 December 2007

Housewives Union Member Appeared Before Court

28 December 2007
Original report : Aye Nai, DVB

Daw Khin Mar Cho, a member of the Burmese Housewives Union, who was arrested during protests in front of the Rangoon City Hall, appeared before Kyauk Tada Magistrate court for a hearing. The case has however been adjourned to 9th January, as reported by her uncle.

Daw Khin Mar Cho is to face charges under section 505b on 'incitement to commit offences against the public tranquility', and if found guilty will be given a maximum sentence of two years imprisonment.

All other 17 members who were arrested together with her on August 24, had been released. The ladies were arrested violently and aggressively by Swan Arr Shin and USDA (Union Solidarity and Development Association) members who claimed to be civilians (who therefore don't have the authority to arrest) right in front of the uniformed police.

Daw Khin Mar Cho has a 65 year old mother who is dependent on her.

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