AAPP is deeply concerned over the safety of 7 political prisoners placed in solitary confinement

25 May 2011

AAPP has learnt that 7 of the 22 political prisoners who have been on a hunger strike in Insein Prison have been placed in solitary confinement. They have a list of six demands regarding basic prisoner rights and have been undergoing a hunger strike until their demands are met. The prison authorities responded by sending them to the Military Dog Cell, a notoriously famous cell for brutal torture and extreme punishment. They were transferred on 24 May in the afternoon.

AAPP has also learnt that the other political prisoners who have been on hunger strike were told to gather their belongings, a likely indication that they will be transferred to remote prisons as a punishment.

The names of those placed in the dog cell are:
- Ko Aung Kyaw Soe aka Pho Khwar serving 25 years
- Nyi Nyi Tun serving 13 years
- Soe Moe Tun serving 8 years
- Zaw Tun Naing serving 3 years
- Nyan Tun Lin serving 38 years
- U Vithoddi aka Wunna Htay serving 5 years
- U Yayvata serving 9 years

Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma)

For more information:

Tate Naing (Secretary): +66 (0) 81 287 8751
Bo Kyi (Joint Secretary):    +66 (0) 81 962 8713

Assistant Association for Political Prisoners (Burma)
Office Ph: 66-55-545495
Email: info@aappb.org
Web: http://www.aappb.org, http://www.fbppn.net

“There can be no national reconciliation in Burma, as long as there are political prisoners.”

Burma Action Ireland

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