Tue 31 Oct 2006
Filed under: Inside Burma,News
Due to poor healthcares and negligence with Burmese jails, another political prisoner named Maung San died in Moulmein (Mawlamyine) Jail in Mon State three days ago.
Maung San suffered from a normal stomach ache. The prison doctor didn’t give him any treatment but put him in the care of an inexperienced medic who gave him an injection that ended his life, according to sources close to the prison.
â€œOn 26 (October), he went to the prison clinic because he had a stomach ache. He was not allowed to see the doctor. The prison clinic medic who knew a little bit about this and that gave him the injection,â€ a spokesman of Thailand-based Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) told DVB. â€œNot long after the injection, Maung Tun (San?) became weak, dizzy and his eyesight became blurred and he could not see a thing, and he shouted for help, and collapsed among a pile of bricks and died.â€
Maung San was sentenced to three years in jail for having contact with ‘illegal’ political organisations. His death marks the second death of political prisoners within this month and 131 prisoners in all lost their lives since 1988.
On 16 October, another well known political prisoner Thet Win Aung suddenly died in Mandalay Jail. Moreover, political prisoners are not even given sufficient food, drinking water, living space and healthcares. They are not allowed to receive medical treatments at proper hospitals when they are seriously ill. Their family members said that the conditions for political prisoners had deteriorated after the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) staff were barred from visiting them since the end of last year.
May Maung San rest in peace!