Seven Dagon University students who were sentenced to death were sentenced to life imprisonment.
On August 1, reportedly, the sentence of Dagon University students such as Ko Khant Zin Win, Ko Thura Maung Maung, Ko Thiha Htet Zaw, Ko Zaw Lin Naing, Ko Hein Htet, Ko Thet Paing Oo and Ko Khant Lin Maung Maung was commuted from death to life imprisonment. The students were sentenced to death by a military court in Insein Prison for murder under Article 302 of the Penal Code on 30th November 2022.
A member of the Dagon University Students’ Union said that it was correct to change the sentence from death to life imprisonment. He also said, "Yes, that's right. We also knew about it on August 6th. On August 1st, those sentenced from death to life imprisonment moved from Insein Prison to Thayarwati Prison. The release of the death penalty brought about a worrying situation, but there is no reason to thank the military council for their release."
They were accused of murdering the manager of the World Treasure Bank of South Dagon Township (branch) on 21st April 2022. A total of 223 students' unions from all over the country announced in December 2023 that they were against the death penalty imposed on seven Dagon University students between the ages of 18 and 20.
ASSISTANCE ASSOCIATION FOR POLITICAL PRISONERS(AAPP) statement on August 4, 2023, 24,212 pro-democracy activists across the country have been arrested. 7,003 have been sentenced to prison.