Military tribunal takes legal action againt arsonists at Winco Bag factory, Hlinethaya

A military tribunal was set up to investigate the arson attack at the Winco Bag factory at around 2 pm on 16 March. Two suspects were sentenced to 20 years in prison with labour under Section 436 of the Penal Code on 5 April.
The suspects named Zaw Lwin and Zaw Lin were detained during the riot that happened in Hlinethaya (East) Township, Yangon Region.
As Zaw Lwin was on the run, an arrest warrant was issued for him under Section 87 and 88 of the Criminal Procedure Code.
The Martial Law was declared on 14 and 15 March in Hlinethaya Township, Shwepyitha Township, Dagon Myothit (North) Township, Dagon Myothit (South) Township, Dagon Myothit (Seikkan) Township and North Okkalapa Township in Yangon Region due to several arson attacks to the factories, schools and ward administration offices as well as terrorist acts.
It is reported that 23 types of crimes to be tried by the military tribunals in the townships where the Martial Law was declared, and legal actions will be taken effectively and rapidly if one commits these crimes. ‑— MNA

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