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A student from an ethnic minority group was killed in Myanmar's Junta custody


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According to his classmates, a final-year engineering student who spearheaded anti-regime protests in Naypyitaw and Mandalay died in military prison.


According to a friend, who is a member of the Mandalay Yadanabon University student union, Ko Lin Paing Soe, a Buddhist Gurkha student from Kyaukse Technological University, was tortured because of his ethnicity and died on his first night in custody.

 

"We only recently learned of his death.
He died soon after his arrest on September 30.
He was beaten and died during interrogation because he was not Burmese.
"The authorities claimed he was taken to Mandalay's Obo Prison, but that was a lie," he told The Irrawaddy.


On Sept. 30, junta soldiers searched the homes of protest leaders in Mandalay and Naypyitaw, and Ko Lin Paing Soe was detained along with two classmates and a striking nurse.


Another companion claimed that they were beaten by junta forces while being dragged away.


According to him, they were transported to Mandalay Palace and interrogated for the entire night, according to a military source.

 

"His death came as a shock to us."

On September 30, he died shortly after his arrest.

Because he was not Burmese, he was beaten and died during interrogation.

He told The Irrawaddy that the officials stated he was brought to Mandalay's Obo Prison, but that was a lie.

 

On Sept. 30, junta soldiers raided protest leaders' houses in Mandalay and Naypyitaw, detaining Ko Lin Paing Soe, two classmates, and a striking nurse.

 

Another friend said that while being carried away, they were beaten by junta forces.

 

According to a military source, they were transferred to Mandalay Palace and interrogated for the entire night.

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