MANDALAY DIVISION – Over ten political prisoners from Myinggyan Prison who were taken for interrogation by the junta troops were brought back to the prison and were kept in isolation without receiving any medical care.
They were forcibly taken by the junta troops for interrogation from May 21 to 24 and were also tortured during the process. It has been reported that some were severely wounded but have not received medical treatment.
“The remaining six prisoners at the interrogation center had multiple injuries. The leg of one of them had reportedly knife slits. One child (a political prisoner) was unable to walk independently and needed to be supported. The exact date of their return was not known but they were moved to isolation as soon as they arrived at the prison,” said a person acquainted with the prison.
Thirteen political prisoners including Mr Thet Maung Maung, Mr Zaw Hlaing, Mr Min Thway, Mr Soe Yarzar and Mr Kyaw Min Naing were taken to the interrogation center. Among them, Mr Soe Yarzar and Mr Kyaw Min Naing received multiple injuries and are said to be in critical conditions.
Although it has been requested for the medical treatment to be given to the injured prisoners, the request has not been granted so far. The above prisoners were also brought back to the prison only after closing it so that other prisoners would not witness the injuries. They were then put in isolation.
In addition, Mr Thant Zin Win, who was in charge of Bago People’s Defense Force training recruitment, died 3 days after the junta troops took out the 3 political prisoners including him from Kyaiksakaw Prison, Bago Division, who had already been convicted.