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Send Support to Burmese Political Prisoners – We Have Written to Each One !

FREE BURMA’S POLITICAL PRISONERS

 

On May 2nd 1840 the first ever stamped letter was posted, and we are asking you to mark the anniversary by sending a letter or postcard to a political prisoner in Burma.

 

We know from former political prisoners that it really means a lot when they receive a postcard or letter.

 

Conditions in prison are harsh, food is terrible, many political prisoners get ill, and they are worried about how their families are surviving.

 

They committed no crime, they just tried to help their community or their country, or happen to come from an ethnic group the military don’t like.

 

A letter or postcard can mean more than you can imagine.

 

You might be worried about what to say, but even one or two sentences on a postcard:

 

‘greetings from XX country, we are campaigning for your release’, is enough.

 

If you live outside Burma, posting an international letter can be a pain, queuing at a post office, but for that effort you’ll be doing something very special for someone.

 

In many countries now you can even buy and print stamps online.

 

So please take a few minutes to write to a political prisoner. A letter, an old postcard, whatever you have handy.

 

Khaing Myo Htun

  • A Rakhine human rights activist arrested on 25th July 2016 for exposing human rights abuses committed by the Burmese Army.
  • Charged under Section 505 (b) and (c) of the Myanmar Penal code.
  • He was denied bail and is currently being detained in Sittwe Prison while his trial continues.

Write to:

C/O The governor of Sittwe Prison

Sittwe Prison

Sittwe

Myanmar

 

Zaw Zaw Latt

  • Human rights defender Zaw Zaw Latt was arrested in July 2015 on trumped up charges because of his work to promote religious freedom.
  • In April 2016, Zaw Zaw Latt was sentenced to four years in prison with hard labour.

Write to:

C/O The governor of Obo Prison

Obo Prison

Mandalay

Myanmar

 

Pwint Phyu Latt

  • Human rights defender Pwint Phyu Latt was arrested in July 2015 on trumped up charges because of her work to promote religious freedom.
  • In April 2016 Pwint Phyu Latt was sentenced to four years in prison with hard labour.

Write to:

C/O The governor of Obo Prison

Obo Prison

Mandalay

Myanmar

 

Lahpai Gam

  • Kachin farmer who was arrested in June 2012 on false accusation and brutally tortured.
  • Currently serving a 21 year prison sentence.
  • The United Nations has ruled that he is being held arbitrarily in violation of international law.

Write to:

C/O The Governor of Myitkyina Prison

Myitkyina Prison

Myitkyina

Kachin State

Myanmar

 

Htin Kyaw

  • Leader of the grassroots Movement for Democratic Current Forces Htin Kyaw was arrested on 26 October 2016 for complaining publicly and online that the courts never accepted lawsuits against military officials accused of committing crimes.
  • He faces two years’ imprisonment if convicted of making a statement likely to cause any soldier to fail in their duty.

Write to:

C/O The Governor of Insein Prison

Insein Prison

Yangon

Myanmar

 

Dumdaw Nawng Lat

  • Dumdaw Nwang Lat is one of two Kachin pastors who were arrested on 24 December 2016, denied access to family and a lawyer and whose detention was not confirmed until nearly a month later, following international pressure.
  • He has been accused of “unlawful association” a vaguely worded charge often used for politically motivated arrests. In November 2016 he had shown journalists the destruction in Monekoe town, which was considered to have been caused by Burmese Army airstrikes.
  • He has health problems and faces 6 years in prison if convicted.

Write to:

Muse Police Station

Muse Town, Muse Township

Shan State

Republic of the Union of Myanmar

 

Langjaw Gam Seng

  • Langjaw Gam Seng is one of two Kachin pastors who were arrested on 24 December 2016, denied access to family and a lawyer and whose detention was not confirmed until nearly a month later, following international pressure.
  • He has been accused of “unlawful association” a vaguely worded charge often used for politically motivated arrests. In November 2016 he had shown journalists the destruction in Monekoe town, which was considered to have been caused by Myanmar Army airstrikes.
  • He has health problems and faces 6 years in prison if convicted.

Write to:

Muse Police Station

Muse Town, Muse Township

Shan State

Republic of the Union of Myanmar

 

Aung Win Hlaing

  • A member of the National Democratic Force, Aung Win Hlaing criticized the President on Facebook, calling him an “idiot” and “crazy” after his decision to abolish a township level committee which Aung Win Hlaing chaired.
  • In September 2016 he was sentenced to 9 months in prison following a complaint by a local member of the National League for Democracy (NLD).
  • His already poor health has deteriorated and he has developed a skin disease since his starting his sentence.

Write to:

C/O The governor of Taung Kalay Prison

Taung Kalay Prison

Hpa-An

Kayin State

Myanmar

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