BRIEF – Hsan Hsint sympathisers take to streets of Pathein

Two hundred protesters marched through the streets of Pathein in Irrawaddy Division on Tuesday, demanding information about the case of deposed Religious Affairs Minister Hsan Hsint who was arrested on 19 June, stripped of his position, and accused of mishandling the Mahasantisukha monastery affair. Hsan Hsint, who used to be the speaker of Irrawaddy Division parliament, is being held in Yamethin Township prison in Mandalay Division amid rumors that his family is under house arrest.

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