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Htin Kyaw - New Naratif

A row of police officers barrelled through the exit of a Yangon courthouse in February 2019, shoving spectators aside as they heaved the weary body of activist Htin Kyaw toward a white van.

“You’re starving him!” the 57-year-old activist’s supporters shouted at the cops. The ensuing shouting match escalated into a brawl in which the cops beat Htin Kyaw’s supporters to the ground. One supporter was injured badly and was sent to the hospital.

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