Two political prisoners are reportedly killed by the junta in Kyaikmaraw prison in Mon State, within the second week of January, according to U Tun Kyi, an executive committee member of the Former Political Prisoners Group.
“For both of them, their disease is not life-threatening and does not immediately cause to die. The rice that is fed to prisoners is very bad rice, so the pigs and dogs don’t eat it. Prisoners staff also take and eat the food parcels that are sent for the prisoners. Some prisoners need to take regular medicines, but their medicines do not arrive on time. The military junta is killing the prisoners in the prison because they do not die during the interrogation,” he said.
Those political prisoners reportedly died in Kyaikmaraw Prison due to the lack of clean water, unsanitary accommodation, medical supplies and emergency medical treatment.
He explained that the prisons’ authorities only follow the orders and instructions of the junta, ignoring the prisoners’ rights in the prison manual law, so those authorities are butchers who receive legal licenses.
“Currently, prisoners are suffering from itchiness and pain in the Kyaikmaraw prison. They are also suffering from unclean water and unsanitary accommodation,” said a source in the prison.
“What is currently happening is not only in Kyaikmaraw prison, and it is happening in other prisons such as Insein and Obo prisons. The junta has defeated in revolution at this time, so they are oppressing the prisoners. Women prisoners are also facing sexual violence and sexual abuse. When justice is brought about prisoners, the junta will inevitably face appropriate punishments,” U Tun Kyi continued.
Currently, there are more than 300 political prisoners in Kyaikmaraw Prison, and prisoners’ family members are worried about the death of such political prisoners and the oppression of the Correction Department on prisoners, according to MPA investigation.