Anti-coup leaders arrested in Putao

San Latt / February 22, 2021

Anti-coup protesters in Putao

Five of anti-coup protest leaders were arrested by the Burma Army in the country’s northern most town of Putao in Kachin States on Saturday night.

Zanhtar Ram Sein, Phye Naung Awng, Phye Nang, Sinwa Naw and Awng Di were detained by the Burmese soldiers at their hideouts and later transferred to the local police station, according to Putao residents. The five of them led the anit-coup demonstration launched on February 8th in Puato. On the same day, the authorities issued the arrest warrant for these boycott leaders.

Dahkum Nang Bal, the wife of Phye Nang, worried that she doesn’t know where her husband, no phone communication and no message have been heard since Phye Nang was detained by the military authorities. “I wish he would be released soon,” Nang Bal told The Kachin Post.

De Ram, who involved in the Putao anti-coup demonstration, said we feel sad that the military authorities detained our boycott leaders who protested peacefully against the military rule.

Putao town is situated 215 miles north of the Kachin State capital Myitkyina.