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BURMA PRISONERS & PRISONS
Men & Women in Prison in Burma
There are 38 major prisons currently in Burma. Over 20 house political prisoners. At least 1500 Political Prisoners [that we know of] are currently incarcerated in Burmese Prisons. Many of these are women. Along with the general prison population they must survive on a minimum of food and water, inadequate medical attention where exposure to AIDS and other communicable diseases occurs on a daily basis. They also endure constant harassment, physical and psychological abuse.

Women political prisoners are detained in appalling conditions inside prisons like Bassein prison [Burma]. This prison is located in Irrawaddy division in lower Burma. The distance between Bassein and Rangoon is 140 miles. The weather of Bassein is wet.

In general Burma's prisons are suffering from overcrowding, lack of funds, and lack of any modern facilities! As with many other countries any idea of rehabilitation or education is simply a joke as there is none! Aproaches by human rights advocates have always been met with nods & looks of concern, however nothing happens in the actual prisons.


Burma Prison Locations

Listings and locations of known prisons in Burma

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Known Prisoners

Inmates who need contact & assistance in their cases.

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Political Prisoners

Members of Parliament who Remain in Prison

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BURMA LINKS & INFORMATION
Groundbreaking New Report Reveals "Shocking" Torture of Political Prisoners in Burma, Identifies Torturers and Chain of Command For First Time
Senator John McCain says report shows torture in Southeast Asian country is "state policy of Burma's junta"
(December 2, 2005; Bangkok, Tokyo, and Washington, DC) An Asian-based human rights group today released an authoritative report detailing the brutal and systematic torture of political prisoners that for the first time specifically names those directly responsible in Burma's military regime, as well was reveals the "shocking" scale and severity of the practice.

  • Click Here for Full Press Release
  • Click Here for PDF Flyer on Torture (in Burmese)
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