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Medical letter writing action - Myanmar: Dr Ma Thida, Dr Aung Khin Sint and Than Min

, Index number: ASA 16/011/1993

Ma Thida, a 27-year-old doctor, writer and opposition activist, was arrested in August 1993 and sentenced on 15 October 1993 to 20 years' imprisonment. In a separate trial on the same day Dr Aung Khin Sint, a doctor and opposition politician, was also sentenced to 20 years' imprisonment, together with his assistant, Than Min. All were arrested for peaceful activities connected to their membership of the opposition party, the National League for Democracy, and have been adopted as prisoners of conscience.

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