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Political Prisoner Inhumanly Beaten at Myaugnmya Prison


Myaungmya: Ko Thiha So, aka Ko Kyaw Zin Thet, who is serving a life term in Myaungmya Prison in Irrawaddy Division has sustained serious injuries after being inhumanly beaten by a prison official, said a fellow prisoner who was recently released from Myaungmya.

The fellow prisoner said Thiha Soe was beaten by the official on 23 September, 2011, when he was demanding prisoner rights from the warden of the prison.

"Ray Min Aung, the second jailer of the prison, bearing personnel identification number Ka-3889, and his followers beat Ko Thiha Soe as though they were beating an enemy when he presented the needs of the prisoners to the warden of the prison," said the source on condition of anonymity.

He said Thiha Soe almost lost consciousness with serious injuries to his head and a broken hand after being beaten. He also said that Thiha Soe was not allowed to receive medical care at an outside hospital despite the seriousness of his injuries, and no action has been taken by prison authorities against the officials who beat him.

Ko Thiha Soe, a native of Ooyintaw Village in Shwebo Township, was working as a school teacher and was a member of the 88-Generation students, as well as a close colleague of student leader Ko Moe Thee Zun.

He was sentenced to death on charges of plotting to bomb the Rangoon City Hall but his sentenced was reduced to life in prison in the general amnesty granted by the current regime in May 2011.


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