Dr. Kyaw Kyaw Thet, a social activist who engaged in works of philanthropy, was charged under the Counterterrorism Law and with incitement.
Anti-regime prisoners held at Mandalay’s Obo Prison have been refusing food in protest at the executions of four pro-democracy activists.
Hunger strikes have begun in Obo Prison, Mandalay, to honor the four executed pro-democracy activists.
A record number of political prisoners – almost 11,500 – are detained in Myanmar’s jails, but despite inhumane conditions and brutal punishment they continue to defy the junt
Political prisoners across Myanmar defied the junta by marking the deposed state counselor’s 77th birthday.
Political prisoners are being systematically tortured and forced into hard labor across the country, according to sources.
Over 140 media workers have been arrested since the coup and around 60 remain in jail.
Over 300 inmates of Mandalay’s Obo Prison including political prisoners are ill with coronavirus symptoms, but many are not even being given paracetamol.
Dr. Ye Lwin was sentenced to two years in jail by the junta and has now been hospitalized with suspected gastrointestinal problems.
The 80-year-old party stalwart recently testified in one of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s trials; he was jailed in February after criticizing the military coup.