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Myanmar: U Win Htein, prisoner of conscience imprisoned for 14 years

, N° d'index: ASA 16/015/1997

Win Htein, senior assistant to the leader of the National League for Democracy is serving a 14 year prison sentence for his peaceful expression of opinion. At an unfair trial he was found guilty of organizing farmers to collect agricultural statistics, including video footage of dry rice fields and for instructing a man to be interviewed about the torture of political prisoners. During a period of previous imprisonment Win Htein was tortured and became ill and now requires regular medical treatment..

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