3 Kachin Activists Charged With Article 500

Lt. Col. Myo Min Oo of BA’s Northern Command filed a lawsuit against three Kachin activists, Lum Zawng, Zau Jet, and Nang Pu for leading a peaceful rally that demanded for the rescue of civilians trapped in the conflict and delivery of humanitarian aids without hindrance.

Lum Zawng, Zau Jet, and Nang Pu were charged for defamation with Article 500 under the Penal Code. They have been ordered by U Yan Naing Aung, Myitkyina’s town judge, to appear in Myitkyina court on May 16 at 9 am.