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Myanmar: Possible prisoners of conscience / fear of torture

, Index number: ASA 16/019/1999

Thaint Wunna Khin (f) aged 3, Ma Khin Khin Leh, U Aye Swe, Daw Tin Tin (f), Kyaw Kyaw Oo, U Zaw Myint, Daw Tint Tint (f), Ko Zaw Zaw Latt, U Ba Chit, U Ye Tint, U Win Myint, Dr Shwe Bo (f), Ma Thida Htway (f), Ko Lwin Moe Myint, Ko Myint Oo, Ko Ah Thay Lay, Ko Hla Win, two other unnamed female physicians: The 19 people listed above, who were arrested between 19 and 24 July in Pegu, are believed to be possible prisoners of conscience, and are at risk of torture and ill-treatment. The arrests are linked to a pro-democracy demonstration planned for 19 July. There is particular concern for the health of three-year-old Thaint Wunna Khin.

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