Lawyers for three of the four defendants detained in connection with the assassination of the prominent lawyer Ko Ni argue that their clients should be released because the prosecution has failed to present compelling evidence implicating them.
One year after the shocking assassination of Burmese legal scholar Ko Ni, the primary suspect in the killing remains at large, and law enforcement authorities continue to face scrutiny over their handling of the case.
Law enforcement authorities are exerting every effort to track down Aung Win Khine, the fugitive suspected mastermind in the killing of prominent lawyer Ko Ni early this year, the chief of the Myanmar Police Force says.
Lawmaker Lin Zaw Tun, a classmate of the Defence Services Academy graduate who allegedly masterminded the plot to kill prominent lawyer Ko Ni, has threatened to sue those speculating that he was involved in the assassination.
The President’s Office on Wednesday said a former military officer is suspected to have hired the killer of a prominent lawyer advising Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi’s ruling party, in a likely bid to destabilise the country.
A second suspect has been arrested in connection with the high-profile assassination of Ko Ni, a top legal adviser for the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) party, Burma’s President’s Office announced Friday night.
Burma’s national police chief has taken personal charge of an investigation into the killing of a prominent lawyer and adviser to Aung San Suu Kyi’s ruling party, police sources said, after leaks and conflicting comments by officers about its progress.
Shock, outpourings of grief and calls for justice have followed the apparent assassination of National League for Democracy legal adviser Ko Ni, who was gunned down on Sunday evening outside Rangoon International Airport.
PEN Myanmar, the newly established Burmese chapter of an international writer’s rights alliance, has publicly condemned the Burmese authorities and religious extremists for harassment and restrictions on literary gatherings.