Things aren’t looking good for Eleven Media CEO Than Htut Aung, who was denied bail by the Tamwe Township Court yet again in spite of his deteriorating health.
Last month, the defendants had submitted an appeal for bail citing Than Htut Aung’s health issues, but the judge denied it because the submitted medical papers hadn’t come from a government hospital.
The lawyers then filed another request for bail on December 9.
The doctor at Insein Prison — where Than Htut Aung is being held — was supposed to testify in court at the last hearing regarding the defendants’ health, but instead sent a letter stating that he was too busy tending to sick prisoners and failed to show up. This setback had delayed the defendant’s bail application even further until today when the judge made her decision.
Following the no-show, the doctor had submitted Than Htut Aung’s prison medical records to the court. However, that wasn’t enough to convince the judge who said that the documents were insufficient and consequently rejected the bail application.
Kyee Myint, one of the defendants’ lawyers, told Mizzima that there seemed to have been an inconsistency between the doctor’s medical records and the ones that they had submitted last month. He also said that right now they’re trying to figure out their next move.