Statement regarding application of bail for the 4 student demonstrators of Yadanarpon University, Mandalay Region to appear for the examination Statement No.(11/2015)

  1. According to the information appearing in the media it was learnt that 3rd year Biochemistry student Ko Naing Ye Wai, 3rd Year Microbiology student Ko Jit Too, 4th Year Physics student, Ko Aung San Oo and 4th year Maths student, Ko Nyan Linn Htet are students currently studying at the Yadanarpon University. They have been put on trial under the law relating to the Right of Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Procession and Penal Code Sections concerned at the Amarapura Township Court of Mandalay Region. It was learnt that they have been detained at the Mandalay Central Prison. Their applications for bail to appear for the examination have been rejected by the Amarapura Township Court.
  1. It was also learnt that of the students and supporters who were arrested by the Myanmar Police Force and put on trial at Tharyarwady Township Court for taking part in the disturbances at Letpadan Township on the 10th of March 2015, some of the students were given bail.
  1. Therefore, with a view to protecting the right to education of the above mentioned students of Yadanarpon University ,the Commission would like to recommend that the application of bail of the students should be given due consideration by the Court.

 

Myanmar National Human Rights Commission

Dated : 11 September 2015