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Medical letter writing action: Myanmar: Ma Thida, Win Tin, Win Htein, Min Ko Naing

, Index number: ASA 16/005/1994

The four people named above are all held in long-term solitary confinement and are reportedly in need of medical attention. Dr Ma Thida, a 27-year-old doctor and well-known writer, is a prominent activist with the NLD and was sentenced in October 1993 to 20 years' imprisonment. Win Tin, a former journalist and senior member of the Central Executive Committee of the NLD, was imprisoned in 1989. Win Htein is a former army captain and business consultant who was arrested in 1989. He was in charge of the headquarters office of the NLD. AI has adopted all three as prisoners of conscience. Min Ko Naing, a former chairman of the All Burma Federation of Student Unions, was arrested in 1989. AI believes that he may be a prisoner of conscience.

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