Daily News- September 11- 2002- Wednesday

  • U Htwe Myint and U Win Tin sent back to Insein prison without health improvement
  • Malaria in Kale prison
  • U-17 Football: India beat Myanmar 4-1
  • Suu Kyi, junta generals attend 9/11 ceremony in Myanmar

  • U Htwe Myint and U Win Tin sent back to Insein prison without health improvement

    Source: Democratic Voice of Burma, Oslo, in Burmese 1430 gmt 10 Sep 02

    U Htwe Myint (Vice-Chairman of the Democracy Party) who was transferred to Rangoon General Hospital Prison Ward on 27th July is sent back to Insein prison on 9th Sep without improvement of his health condition.

    U Htwe Myint who was prolonged imprisonment by using Article 10/A is suffering from Parkinson's disease and unable to walk. He was going to complete his 7 years custody on 3rd of July this year but he was officially informed about the six months extension on 15th of June.

    Furthermore, U Win Tin, the former chief editor of Hantharwaddy Newspaper is also transferred to Insein prison from Rangoon General Hospital Prison Ward on 6 Sep. U Win Tin is suffering from pile problem. Only Dr. Than Nyein (imprison NLD elected representative) who is suffering from liver problem, heart disease and hypertension is left in Rangoon General Hospital Prison Ward.

    According to a doctor at Rangoon General Hospital, it seems that Dr Than Nyein will also be sent back to Insein prison. "U Htwe Myint and U Win Tin were sent back to Insein prison not because of their health's improvement but could be of other reasons", a doctor told DVB.

    Dr. Than Nyein was detained at Insein prison for four-year before he was sent to Rangoon hospital and has been suffering from stomach pain and heart diseases. Only on 7th of April, he was sent to Rangoon hospital where he was operated immediately. The doctors later informed his family that he was suffering from gastroenteritis.

    Dr Than Nyein, a NLD member of parliament from Kyauktan township, Rangoon Division, was arrested in October 1997. He was sentenced to 7 years imprisonment for joining a trip with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to one of the NLD branch offices in Rangoon. Few months before his arrest, authority accused him of opening a clinic without permission and revoked his medical license.

    Malaria in Kale prison

    Source: Democratic Voice of Burma, Oslo, in Burmese 1430 gmt 9 Sep 02

    All of the eight political prisoners in Kale prison, Sagaing Division are suffering from malaria that has badly spread in the prison. DVB has learnt that most of the political prisoners who were transferred from Kale prison are still suffering from malaria.

    Ko Thet Win Aung who was moved to Hkamti prison, Sagaing Division from Kale prison is suffering gravely from malaria. DVB contacted U Ohn Myint, vice chairman of NLD Humanitarian Assistance Committee, to ask about the malaria in Kale prison.

    "U Tin Aung who has been imprisoned since 1989 is suffering from hypertension apart from malaria. Ko Nay Oo, U Sanda Thiri, Ko Kyaw Zaw (son of U Kyi Tin Oo, an imprisoned author from Insein prison), Nay Lin Soe, Pan Chaik Tun, Ko Saw Win and Ko Aye Aung are suffering seriously from Malaria for long. Ko Aye Aung is also suffering from dysentery" U Ohn Myint told DVB.

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    U-17 Football: India beat Myanmar 4-1

    Press Trust of India

    Abu Dhabi, September 10: Displaying a much better performance, India routed Myanmar 4-1 to stay in contention for a quarterfinal berth in the 10th Asian Football Confederation Under-17 Championship here on Monday.

    India who had lost their first match to China 1-4 on Friday will take on the UAE in their final league encounter for a place in the last eight. In another match China beat the UAE 1-0 to become the first country to qualify for the quarterfinals.

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    Suu Kyi, junta generals attend 9/11 ceremony in Myanmar

    YANGON, Sept 11 (AFP) - Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday attended a memorial ceremony of the September 11 attacks together with senior generals from the ruling military junta, diplomats and witnesses said.

    It was the first time the veteran pro-democracy campaigner, freed in May from 19 months of house arrest, has been seen in public attending a function with senior junta officials, the diplomats and other witnesses told AFP, asking to remain anonymous.

    They said Aung San Suu Kyi was seated in the front row at the ceremony at the Traders Hotel, along with Major General Kyaw Win, deputy chief of military intelligence and deputy foreign minister Khin Maung Win.They were seated separately and did not speak to one another during or after the ceremony, the sources said.

    Some 300 invited guests including government officials, senior diplomats and representatives of UN agencies, attended the solemn affair in which newly installed US Charge d'Affaires Carmen Martinez spoke.

    Kyaw Win is known to be the prime official mediator between the military government and Aung San Suu Kyi, whose National League for Democracy (NLD) won a sweeping 1990 election victory never recognized by the junta.

    Since October 2000 the two sides have been engaged in secret talks aimed at ending the years of deadlock that have followed the rise to power of the current batch of generals after a bloody crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators in 1988.

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