Urgent Press Release
One NLD Youth Member Lost Consciousness due to Barbaric Torture
'' Yoma 3 News Agency '' has reported that a political prisoner
has been unconscious in Insein Prison after getting barbaric torture
by the prison authorities since Saturday, 21 Feb. 2004. The unconscious
political prisoner is Khin Maung Oo, an NLD youth member from Tha-ke-ta
township, who was arrested in September 1998 together with U Soe
Myint of Min-bu township MP and U Toe Po of Ye-phyu township MP.
Khin Maung Oo was put on trial under the 1950 Emergency Provision
Act 5 (J) accusing him of delivering anti-military regime pamphlets
in Rangoon. He was sentenced to 7 years imprisonment without allowing
to get a lawyer.
Some family members of political prisoners who visited their relatives
in Insein Prison on Saturday gave confirmation that Khin Maung Oo
was tortured by the authorities on that day and lost consciousness
around 10 a.m. and relatives were concerned about his recovery from
Coincidentally, on the same day six students from Dagon University
were sentenced to long-termed imprisonment charging them of organizing
illegal Students' Union and delivering pamphlets against the road
map of the military junta's Prime Minister Gen. Khin Nyunt. The
names of six students are Nandar Sit Aung(17 years imprisonment),
Zaw Lin Tun(17 years imprisonment), Kyaw Soe Moe(12 years imprisonment),
Lwin Ko Lat( 7 years imprisonment), Kyaw Kyaw ( 7 years imprisonment)and
Han Win Aung( 7 years imprisonment), a Rangoon news source said.
Moreover, a reliable source in Rangoon said the health condition
of two elected representative of the National League for Democracy
(NLD) who are still in Insein Prison in Rangoon have been seriously
deteriorating. The two are Dr. Than Nyein from Kyauktan township
constituency and Daw May Win Myint from Mayangon township constituency.
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