Myanmar: "In the national interest": Prisoners of conscience, torture, summary trials under martial law.

Myanmar: "In the national interest": Prisoners of conscience, torture, summary trials under martial law.

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Index Number: ASA 16/010/1990
Date Published: 7 November 1990
Categories: Asia And The Pacific, Myanmar

This report provides compelling evidence that real or imputed critics of Myanmar's military government continue to be imprisoned for the peaceful expression of their views. It contains graphic accounts of widespread torture, both of those detained for participation in the pro-democracy movement and of people held in connection with the activities of armed opposition groups representing Myanmar's ethnic minorities. AI's concerns about arrest, detention and judicial procedures under martial law are also described. Profiles of the following prisoners are given: Nay Min, Nan Zing La, Ba Thaw, Ma Theingi, Dr Tin Myo Win, U Aung Khin, Tin Nain Tun, and U Than Nyunt. Testimonies from former and current prisoners, relatives, friends or associates are also included.


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