Two other charges were laid against Myanmar’s military president Win Myint. He was arrested by the military junta along with democratically elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi in early February.
The new charges were made public by his lawyer on Wednesday (pictured). The 69-year-old former president is said to have “violated the constitution”, putting him in prison for three years.
Win Myint had previously been charged with violations of the crown. It is not yet known when he will be brought to justice.
The Burmese military staged a coup on February 1 following the last election, with pro-democracy Aung San Suu Kyi and his party becoming the largest. According to the army, there was fraud during these elections.
No evidence of fraud
The military-appointed foreign minister told the organization of Southeast Asian countries ASEAN on Wednesday that there had been “irregularities” in the November elections of the last year. However, international observers and the National Election Commission saw no evidence of this.
Meanwhile, protests in Myanmar continue, but the military is getting harder and harder. Tuesday came at least two people are killed during protests. On Monday, eighteen were killed in clashes between protesters and police. The United Nations (UN) said it was the deadliest day since the mass protests started.
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