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Myanmar: Fear of torture/prisoners of conscience

, Index number: ASA 16/017/2000

Two leaders of the opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) have reportedly been imprisoned, together with 16 members of the party's Youth wing, after they tried to attend a party meeting. Political prisoners are routinely tortured in Myanmar. Amnesty International would consider them prisoners of conscience, arrested solely for exercising their right to freedom of association and membership of a non-violent political party.

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