Burma: Two policemen testify in lawyer Ko Ni’s assassination trial

July 15, 2017

Arriving at court. Photo: Mizzima

Two policemen who were deeply involved in arresting assassin Kyi Lin, who shot lawyer Ko Ni at Yangon International Airport, testified in the court on July 14 as prosecuting witnesses.

Four suspects including the gunman Kyi Lin appeared at the Yangon North District court on July 14. In the court, the two policemen Naing Aung and Thet Arkar Soe testified as prosecution witnesses.

During the assassination, taxi driver Nay Win who tried to chase down the gunman Kyi Lin was also killed by the gunman.

Lawyer Robert San Aung, who represents the family members of taxi driver Nay Win, said, “The two policemen were involved in trying to arrest the suspect Kyi Lin. Their testimonies could provide links.”

http://www.mizzima.com/news-domestic/two-policemen-testify-lawyer-ko-nis-assassination-trial

http://frontiermyanmar.net/en/ko-ni-supporters-criticise-trial-of-accused

http://thediplomat.com/2017/07/why-myanmars-suu-kyi-has-failed-on-media-freedom/

https://www.cfr.org/blog-post/nld-led-government-myanmar-looks-eerily-familiar-press-freedom

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