Burma: U Ko Ni’s assassination case in court on Friday

March 20, 2017

Kyi Lin, the alleged gunman, being brought to the Yangon Northern District Court for registration last Friday. Aung Khant / The Myanmar Times

The high-profile killing of National League for Democracy (NLD) legal advisor U Ko Ni will be heard on March 24 at the Yangon Northern District Court.

Kyi Lin, the alleged gunman, and suspects connected to the assassination — Aung Win Zaw, Zayar Phyo and the recently arrested Aung Win Tun — will face questioning by tribunal judges while observed by reporters.

The judges hearing the case are the Deputy Judge from the Northern District Court, the Associate Judge from the Eastern District Court and a judge from the Western District Court.

The four men involved in the murder were brought to court last Friday for registration.

They were charged with murder under Article 302 of the Penal Code, committing a crime as a group with a common intention (Article 34), and harbouring an offender (Article 212).

Kyi Lin, who shot U Ko Ni, and Aung Win Zaw were also charged under Articles 19(d) and 19(f) of the Arms Act for transporting and possessing arms.




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