October,30, Myanmar (PNB News). For treason, Myanmar’s military rulers sentenced a close aide of deposed civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi to 20 years in jail.” An exceptional court condemned U Win Htein to 20 years in jail under Section 124a on Friday,” lawyer Myint Thwin told the press. On the morning of February 5, 2021, U Win Htein was accused of subversion and transported to the capital of Naypyidaw; however, the location of his detention remains unknown.
Win Htein was born to Hla Tun and Khin Su, on December 24, 1941, in Sel Kone Village, Meiktila, Mandalay Region, Burma. He joined the Tatmadaw shortly after graduating from the military academy with honors in 1959. Following the 1988 Uprising, Tin Oo approached Win Htein and invited him to join the National League for Democracy, where he was assigned to Aung San Suu Kyi’s personal staff.