Four family members of Ava Tailoring prosecuted by the Social Welfare Department for torturing immature housemaids and for failure to pay wages they deserved were sent before the court for the first time.
Present at the court yesterday were prosecutor Daw Aye Naw Win, principal of Women Vocational Training School, Social Welfare Department, the accused – Daw Tin Thuzar, Ma Su Mon Latt, Ko Tin Min Latt, and Ko Yazar Tun. Out of the accused, Ko Tin Min Latt alone had already had a pleader. The other three were not yet ready to hire pleaders for them, so the trial will be heard on October 21, according to the township judge.
In meeting with media, U Than Myint, the advocate to plead for the accused said, “The prosecutor comes to the trial today. The proceeding will be carried out at the trial to come whether the accused have lawyer power adduced to the court or not.”
Out of six family members involving the case of torturing the young maids and failing to pay wages, only four were prosecuted by the Social Welfare Department under section 66 (D) of Juvenile Act.
As regard the case, Anti-human Trafficking Force (Yangon) prosecuted six family members including Daw Tin Thuzar under human trafficking protection law at the judicial court
of Yangon Western District, commencing to be tried on 13 October and to be tried on 21 October under the assault acts.
Zaw Gyi (Panita)