Burma

Detained Student’s Family Fear For Her Life in Myanmar Junta Custody 

By The Irrawaddy 29 December 2021

Family members of a detained student activist have expressed concerns for her well-being after the sick student leader was reportedly denied medical treatment.

Ma Aye Nandar Soe, the chairwoman of the University of Education Students Union, has been held in military custody in Mandalay for more than three months since she was detained by the security forces on September 19.

She has not been sent to prison. We heard no charge has been filed against her and she has been kept in isolation at the interrogation camp at Mandalay Palace. She has been sick and the regime is not providing medical treatment,” said a member of Mandalays Yadanabon University Students Union.

Ma Aye Nandar Soe, a fourth-year student from the Sagaing University of Education, was arrested at Sagaing Bridge.

Non-Buddhists, LGBTQ people, student union members and National League for Democracy supporters often appear to be subjected to harsher torture during junta interrogation, prompting Ma Aye Nandar Soes family to worry for her life.

On Dec. 16, a district court in Bago Region sentenced former Letpadan Township Students Union chairman Ko Aung Kaday Soe to three years in prison for incitement.

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