Sat 26 Dec 2009
Filed under: Press Release
On 23 December Tin Tin Htwe@ Ma Pae, aged only 38, died in Insein prison from a burst aneurysm. She was initially in Tharrawaddy prison hospital before being transferred to Insein prison after her condition deteriorated.
She was arrested on 26 September 2007 with 14 other political activists because of their involvement in the 2007 Saffron Revolution and initially they were released with bail. However, on 24 November 2007, they were sentenced under sections 332 (hindering a public servant from carrying out their duty) and 294 (covering obscene acts and songs in public) to three years and three months with hard labor.
In 2009, there have been three political prisoner deaths. Salai Hla Moe, Saw Char Late and Tin Tin Htwe, died in prison without getting proper medical health care.
According AAPP’s documentation, there are 143 political prisoners who have died in prison since 1988.
Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma)
For further information, please contact:
Tate Naing, AAPP Secretary, +66(0)812878751
Bo Kyi, AAPP Joint-Secretary, +66(0)81-3248935