Seven political prisoners in Magway’s Pakokku Prison were tortured in late October, Monywa Strike Committee told DVB. The political prisoners are alleging they were beaten, electrocuted, and locked up for…
A truck transferring female inmates between Prome and Thayet prisons in Pegu Division has crashed on a highway, leaving one dead.
Some 20,000 convicts toil in prison labour camps across the country, where they face abuse, exploitation and forced labour, a Myanmar Now investigation finds.
Burma’s President Thein Sein has granted amnesty to 6,966 prisoners, including 155 Chinese loggers sentenced last week to life imprisonment,
Political prisoners should not be given any kind of special treatment over criminal inmates, as the constitution stipulates all prisoners must be treated equally, says the Burmese government.
Tharawaddy district court on Tuesday granted bail to eleven activists arrested for participating in a student protest three months ago.