Myanmar: Further information on imprisoned doctor: Dr Ma Thida
AI is appealing on behalf of Dr Ma Thida, a surgeon in her late twenties who is an adopted prisoner of conscience. She is a member of the political opposition in Myanmar and was sentenced to 20 years' imprisonment in 1993. AI is now concerned about reports that she has been diagnosed as suffering from tuberculosis and that she has ovarian tumours which require surgery. AI is seeking assurances that she will receive all necessary medical care. AI continues to call for her immediate and unconditional release.