Ko Mya Aye’s condition in Jail.
88 generation students leader Ko Mya Aye was transfer from Lashio (northern Shan State) prison to Taunggyi (southern Shan State) prison on 9th April Friday for his illness. He is suffering from serious heart disease.
Daw Khin Moe Moe, CE member of NLD Taunggyi, said that “Ko Mya Aye was suffering from heart disease seriously. His hands and legs were swollen because of heart problem so he was admitted to the Lwaikaw prison hospital for five days. Then he was transferred to Taunggyi prison on Friday evening”.
As these days are holidays of Burmese New Year festival, his family hope to get the permission to meet him after that.
Ko Mya Aye was arrested and sentenced for 65 years after the Saffron revolution in 2007. He was vice president of Graduate and Old Students Democratic Association (G.O.S.T.A). One of his colleague and MP of Pabedan township who is now living in UK said, “Ko Mya Aye has a brave heart. Junta could change his prison but not his believe and faith for Democracy and Human Rights for Burma”. Ko Maung Maung Aung who is now in Bradford, UK, struggled together with Ko Mya Aye since 8th March 1988 when the uprising was started in Burma.
He said, “I am worrying for his heart problem because Ko Mya Aye was suffered same heart problem and hospitalized in 2006 and again it become serious now because he was sentence 65 years unfairly by the Junta and living in jail with very bad condition”.
BMA Information Team.