Two men were sentenced to three years in prison for being associated with the Arakan Army at Kyauktaw Township Court on 16 March.
The men, Kyaw Moe Hlaing from Tinnmagyi Village in Kyauktaw Township and Aung Than Tin from Kalamataung Village in Minbya Township were convicted under Sections 17 (1) and 17 (2) of the Unlawful Association Act.
Their lawyer, Ko Tun Hla said: “After they confessed to having ties with the Arakan Army in court they were each given three years in prison. We will file for appeal if they want [us to].”
The two were arrested in April 2015 when the Myanmar Army and Arakan Army were fighting in the area of Pichaung.