INTERPOL issues Red Notice for Ko Ni assassination suspect Aung Win Khaing

Aung Win Khaing. Photo: MOI
Aung Win Khaing. Photo: MOI

The International Criminal Police Organization, or INTERPOL, has officially issued a Red Notice for Aung Win Khaing, the alleged organizer behind the murder of NLD legal advisor Ko Ni in January.

Although authorities have identified five suspects in relation with the crime, only four are currently in custody. Aung Win Khaing, a retired lieutenant colonel in the Myanmar army, is still at large.

After months of trying to capture Aung Win Khaing with no success, the Myanmar Police Force reached out to INTERPOL, who issued the notice late last week. While an INTERPOL Red Notice does not dictate other nations to arrest an individual who has been flagged under the notice, it does alert police around the world that said individual is wanted for prosecution within a specific country.

Ko Ni was shot on January 29 at the taxi stand outside the Yangon International Airport. Nay Win, a taxi driver who helped chase down the gunman, was also shot and killed. The four suspects currently in custody include the gunman Kyi Lin and Aung Win Khaing’s elder brother Aung Win Zaw.

Following the first court date at the end of last month, Aung Win Zaw’s defense attorney told The Irrawaddy that there was no police report associating his client with the guns and bullets seized from Kyi Lin.

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