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Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi and Saw Phoe Khwar released from prison on amnesty

Director Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi and singer Saw Phoe Khwar were released from Insein Prison on Nov.15, according to sources close to the prison department. “Both of them were released in an amnesty,” the source said. Saw Phoe Khwar was re-arrested at the Insein Prison gate as he was leaving. Junta spokesperson Zaw Min Tun confirmed that the singer was re-arrested to face additional charges. Saw Phoe Khwar and Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi were arrested on Feb. 2, 2021 and sentenced to two years in prison. Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi was sentenced under Section 505(A) of the Penal Code while Saw Phoe Khwar received two years imprisonment with hard labor under Section 505 (A) and 30(A) of the Natural Disaster Management Law.

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