Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi Profile

NAME: Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi (Poet and Filmmaker)
GENDER: Male ETHNICITY- RELIGION: Burmese/Buddhist
PARENTS NAME: U Pan + Daw Khin Ei
DATE OF BIRTH: 58 year old
IDNTITY:
OCCUPATION: Poet and Filmmaker
EDUCATION: Graduated (Engineer)
LAST ADDRESS: Nant Thar Gon Quarter, Insein Township, Yangon (Native town is Minbu township)
ARREST DATE: April 12, 2019 PHOTO DATE:
SECTION OF LAW: Section:505(B) of the Penal Code of conducting to public mischief

PLAINTIFF Lieutenant colonel Lin Htun of Yangon Region Command
LAWYER U Robert Sann Aung
SENTENCING HISTORY: He was sentenced to one year imprisonment under Section:505(B) of the Penal Code of conducting to public mischief.
COURT HEARING: Insein Township Court
NAME OF PRISON: Insein
RELEASE DATE:
HEALTH CONCERNS:
He is suffering from liver cancer and still receiving medical treatment.
CURRENT STATUS SUMMARY:
He is now serving his 1 year imprisonment in Insein Prison.
CAREER BACKGROUND:
Poet and Filmmaker
DETAILS OF ARREST:
The poet and filmmaker Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi wrote several posts on his social media facebook page which criticized the stance of the Burma military and called for the amendment of 2008 Constitution. For eleven such posts that he made, he was filed with Section; 505(B) for his posts in Insein Township court by Lieutenant colonel Lin Htun of Yangon Region Command on April 12, 2019. On the same day, he was arrested in Insein Township court after court hearing and sent to Insein prison. Moreover, he was filed with Article 66(D) of the Telecommunication Law on Mar29, 2019.
DETAILS OF IMPRISONMENT:
On April 12, 2019 – he was arrested and sent to Insein prison. He has faced trial for over 4 months from Insein prison. On Aug 29, 2019 – he was sentenced to one year imprisonment under Section:505(B) of the Penal Code of conducting to public mischief.

*Profile prepared by the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma) on 25March 2019*.

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