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AAPP is Deeply Concerned over the Safety of 7 Political Prisoners Placed in Solitary Confinement for Undertaking a Hunger Strike

By Assistance Association for Political Prisoners - Burma  •  May 25, 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
Following is detail information of each political prisoner sent to the Military Dog Cell.

No. Name Father’s Name Section of Law Sentenced Organization Prison Address Arrested Date
1 Aung Kyaw Soe U Shwe Soe 505/b, 420, 112, 468 25 years Former AASYC Ann Police Station Arakan 24-Apr-09
2 Nyi Nyi Tun @ Mee Dote U Than Soe 17/1, 13/1, 6/1, 505/b 3+5+3+2= 13 Yrs Editor, Poet Insein S/Dagon, Rangoon 14-Oct-09
3 Soe Moe @ Soe Moe Tun U Tin Tun 13/1, 17/1 5+3= 8 yrs Activist Insein Bahan, Rangoon 14-Oct-09
4 Nyan Lin Tun U Mya Than N/A 28 yrs Student Insein Irrawaddy 11-Sep-07
5 Zaw Tun Naing U Phay Win 7 3 yrs AASYC Insein Sittwe, Arakan 4-Sep-09
6 U Vithoddi @ Wunna Htay U Win Oo 6, 505/b 5 yrs Monk Insein Zawtikayone, Pakokku, Magwe 28-Aug-09
7 U Yayvata @ Ye Min Naung U San Tun 6, 13/1 9 yrs Monk Insein Ahnout Ngwetaung, Chauk, Magwe 17-Aug-09





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

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