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88 Generation members transferred to remote prisons

Feb 9, 2009 (DVB), The 13 remaining 88 Generation Students group members who were being held in Insein prison in Rangoon have been transferred to remote regions away from their families.

Zaw Htet Ko Ko and Sanchaung Ko Ko Gyi were transferred to Sandoway and Kyaukpyu prisons in Arakan state respectively, while Lay May Mon and Hnin Many Aung were sent to Sagaing's Shwebo and Monywa.

Chit Ko Lin was sent to Pakokku in Magwe division, Myo Win Hlaing to Thaton in Mon state and Tharaphi Theint Theint Tun to Prome in Bago division.

Aung Thaik Soe was transferred to Mandalay prison, while Thaw Zin Tun and San San Tin were sent to Yamethin and Meikhtila prisons in Mandalay division.

Kyi Than, Nant Hnin Yi and Aye Thida were sent to Irrawaddy division's Pyapon, Ma-ubin and Henzada respectively.

According to relatives of the prisoners, some families were only informed of the transfers after their relatives had been moved and so were unable to give them any essential supplies such as medicine, clothes and blankets.

Reporting by Nam Kham Kaew


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