Dr. Aye Maung’s lawyer Kyaw Nyunt Maung said that his client Dr. Aye Maung should be released for peace and national reconciliation.
“The President said in his pardon order that the prisoners were released for national reconciliation and easing peace process. So, in my opinion Dr. Aye Maung should be released at the time of high tension with Arakan Army (AA). Only in this way the conflict can reach roundtable talks,” Kyaw Nyunt Maung said.
Insein prison senior jailor Zaw Zaw confirmed to Mizzima that Rakhine politician Dr. Aye Maung and Rakhine writer Wai Hin Aung were not included in the 6,500 prisoners released from the prisons across the country.
Kyaw Nyunt Maung said that at the time of escalating conflict between Tatmadaw (government forces) and AA, Dr. Aye Maung was the only person who can settle the conflict between these two sides.
Aung Myao Kyaw said, “We wish Dr. Aye Maung, Wai Hain Aung and Aung Ko Htwe who gave interview to RFA are released. These people are not the ones who will give trouble to society.”