Thu 22 Feb 2007
Filed under: Inside Burma,News
Jailed National League for Democracy Member of Parliament Daw May Win Myint has had her 10-year prison sentence extended by 12 months, her husband U Win Myint said yesterday.
Daw May Win Myint, 57, was initially sentenced to seven years in prison in 1997 for arranging a meeting between detained NLD leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and a group of young people from Mayangone township.
While her sentence expired in 2004, she continues to be detained and is suffering from high blood pressure, according to her husband.
â€œPreviously, she could go out for medical check-ups. Now, treatment is given inside by Insein doctors . . . I have expected her to be released so many times,â€ U Win Myint said.
The authorities failed to notify U Win Myint of the extension of his wife’s detention, leaving him to find out when he visited her in prison last week.
News of her sentence extension comes just days after reports confirmed NLD deputy leader U Tin Oo, who has been detained since 2003, will also spend a further year under house arrest.