Political prisoners currently detained in Monywa Prison are being abused both physically and mentally by both fellow inmates and prison authorities, according to local politicians and those released. Amongst those being held in Monywa Prison are Sagaing Region chief minister, Dr Myint Naing, and renowned protest leader, Wai Moe Naing. Local politicians told DVB that …
Two Kachin pastors and a Buddhist abbot jailed for “Unlawful Association” are freed, but Reuters journalists remain behind bars.
Former political prisoners are still locked in a battle against depression and anxiety – the aftermath of decades of imprisonment and isolation.
“They [NLD] should seek to propose a definition for what exactly constitutes a political prisoner.”
The campaign marks the third anniversary of the death of veteran journalist and former political prisoner Win Tin, who died on 21 April 2014.
“There are still political prisoners behind bars despite the election of a civilian government,” said Ashin Sandar Thiri, a spokesman for the monks.