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Former British Ambassador to Myanmar transferred from jail to police custody — Radio Free Asia


Former British Ambassador to Myanmar Vicky Bowman and her husband, artist Htein Lin, have been launched from Yangon’s infamous Insein Jail and are being held in separate police stations.

Bowman was transferred to Sanchaung police station within the north central a part of Yangon and her husband to Kyimyindaing police station within the west of the town, a household buddy, who wished to be anonymous for security causes, advised RFA.

Myanmar’s Navy Council is making ready to file a lawsuit towards Bowman underneath the Immigration Act, the supply stated.

 “It’s already working to file the case and making ready to prosecute,” the household buddy stated. “They’re being held within the police stations. They have been remanded for 2 weeks yesterday and I discovered that the courtroom trial will likely be within the first week of September. The household is asking for permission to ship what they should the police stations the place they’re being held.”

The British Embassy in Myanmar advised RFA additionally it is supporting the couple by offering consular help.

Bowman and her husband have been arrested at their dwelling in Yangon at 10 p.m. on Wednesday and have been despatched to Insein Jail at midday the next day.

The previous ambassador is being charged for failing to report that she was dwelling at a special location than her approved handle, underneath Part 5 (1) of the Foreigner Registration Act of 1948.

She can also be accused of breaking Part 13 (1) of the Myanmar Immigration (Current Provisions) Act of 1947, which offers with violations of visa laws.

Htein Lin is being prosecuted underneath Part 13 (5) of the 1947 Myanmar Immigration (Current Provisions) Act for failing to report a foreigner staying at his dwelling.

A press release by the junta stated that Bowman had obtained a allow to remain in Yangon, the place she runs the nonprofit group Myanmar Heart for Accountable Enterprise. It stated she moved to her husband’s dwelling in Shan state’s Kalaw township between Could 4, 2021, and Aug. 9, 2022, with out informing authorities of her change of handle.

The couple resist 5 years in jail.

Greater than 15,200 folks have been arrested because the Feb. 1, 2021 coup, in accordance with the Bangkok-based Help Affiliation for Political Prisoners (Burma).




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