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Take Action to Free Brang Yung and Lanpai Gam! No Political Prisoners must be Left Behind in Burma’s Jails!

By Burma Campaign UK  •  November 8, 2012

Civilians in Burma still face torture, harassment and arbitrary arrest by the military-backed government in Burma despite the limited reform process in the country.

Brang Yung and Lanpai Gam are two Kachin farmers who have been detained illegally and tortured brutally by the military-backed government in Burma. They were arrested in June 2012 and charged under Article 17/1 of the Unlawful Association Act. Their trials are still continuing at Myitkyina court in Kachin State.

Brang Yung and Lanpai Gam were living in a refugee camp for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPS) with their families after fleeing from conflict areas in Northern Burma. They were arrested under suspicion of being soldiers from the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) and carrying out different bombing operations near Myitkyina. The KIA is the armed wing of Kachin Independence Organisation, which works for democracy and more autonomy for Kachin people. According to family members, during the interrogations, they were repeatedly beaten, forced to drink water mixed with fuel, burnt and forced to have sexual intercourse with each other.

Please go to the following link to write a letter to British Foreign Office Minister Hugo Swire MP asking him to take action to secure the immediate release of Brang Yung, Lanpai Gam and for the release of all of Burma’s remaining political prisoners:

http://www.burmacampaign.org.uk/index.php/campaigns/actions/free-political-prisoners/free-political-prisoners

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