Two staff from CCRP charged under Section 505 (a)

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The police have filed a case against two staff from the Chin Center Peace and Reconciliation (CCRP) under Section 505 (a) of the Penal Code, according to the Chin Human Rights Organization.

Security forces raided the CCRP office in Zaythit ward in Hakha Township of Chin State on March 9th and arrested one staff and a driver.

The court hearing may take around six months. The authorities are usually using Section 505 (a) as a tool, said the official of the Chin Human Rights Organization.

The CCPR is a non-governmental organization formed for peace affairs in Chin State. According to the statement by the Chin Human Rights Organization, since February 1 Coup security forces have arrested 107 Chin ethnic people in Chin State, Yangon Region, Sagaing Region and Arakan State.

A total of 87 detainees have been released and 20 others remain behind bars.

“The army should not arrest and charge the peaceful protestors under Section 505(a), as the females may face difficulties in applying for the government jobs,” the official added.

The police have released 19 out of 23 anti-coup protestors detained in Hakha Township on March 1.

Four people remain in jail. Two females were granted bail on medical grounds. The next court appearance is scheduled for March 31st.

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