Nay Myo Zin, who worked as a volunteer for a blood donor group affiliated with the opposition National League for Democracy (NLD), was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Friday by Insein Prison Court in Rangoon, accused of breaking the electronic transactions act, Article 33(a).
Hla Myo Myint, a lawyer for Nay Myo Zin, said that he was arrested by the Special Branch on April 2 for no reason, and that his back was injured during interrogation. Nay Myo Zin was brought to court in a wheel chair, and recently received hospital treatment, his lawyer said.
The imprisonment of the former military officer comes just a day after United Nations Special Envoy Tomás Ojea Quintana discussed the release of prisoners with the Burmese authorities in Naypyidaw.
During Quintana’s five-day visit to Burma he discussed with various ministers the torture and ill-treatment of political prisoners in Insein Prison, he said at a press conference to conclude his trip on Thursday.
In a UN statement, Quintana said, “In Insein prison, I heard disturbing testimonies of prolonged sleep and food deprivation during interrogation, beatings, and the burning of bodily parts, including genital organs. I also heard accounts of prisoners being confined in cells normally used for prison dogs as means of punishment.”
Nay Myo Zin graduated from Intake 30 of Defence Services Academy. He retired in 2005, and was arrested two days after the new civilian government led by President Thein Sein was formed in March this year.
Meanwhile, a court in Meikthila Township in Mandalay Division sentenced NLD member Aung Hla Myint to 16 months in prison for breaking a travel restriction that forbids him from leaving his home town of Tatkon. He was arrested after he went to Meikthila to attend a Martyrs’ Day Ceremony at the local NLD office.
The Burmese attacking battalions LIB 513, IB 286 and IB 64 which making their temporary bases at Loi Suen north of Nam Maw village, Keng Lern village, Kesi Towship have arrested 3 villagers from the farm and they were killed there.
On 18, July, these Burmese battalions patrolled along the jungle and the farms of villagers. When they saw San Lung, 48, son of Pu Kyong and Nai Li from Nam Maw village, San Htoon, 49, son of Loon Pin Nya and Nai Kyong from the same village and Loon Lung Zeun, 54 from Nam Teik village, Wan Wap village tract, Kesi Township who were working and staying at the farm, they arrested them and killed them there.
Then the Burmese soldiers took the dead bodies and threw them to the valley, 100 feet east of their base.
After Burmese soldiers retreating from their base, the villagers have search the dead bodies in the jungle and have fond them on 25 August.
The villager complained that these Burmese battalions also looted their two bulls for their food and robbed their belongings as they wish.
သိုၵ်းမၢၼ်ႈတပ်ႉ 513 တပ်ႉ286 တပ်ႉ 64 ဢၼ်ထူဝ်း ၼႃႈသိုၵ်း မႃးၵိုတ်း ပၵ်းသဝ်းတီႈ လွႆသူၼ်း မၵ်းမႆႉႁုင်း ၽၢႆႇႁွင်ႇ ဝၢၼ်ႈၼမ်ႉေမႃႇ ဢိူင်ႇၵဵင်းလိူၼ် ေၸႈဝဵင်း ေၵးသီးၼၼ်ႉ တီႉၺွပ်း ၵူၼ်းဝၢၼ်ႈ (3)ေၵႃႉ မတ်ႉဢဝ် ၵႂႃႇႁႅမ်တၢႆပႅတ်ႈ။
မိူဝ်ႈဝၼ်းထီႉ 18/7/2011 ၼၼ်ႉ သိုၵ်းမၢၼ်ႈ 3 ၸုမ်းၼႆႉ သွၵ်ႈတဝ် ၸွမ်းထိူၼ်ႇ၊ ၸွမ်းႁႆႈ ၸွမ်းၵၢၼ် ၵူၼ်းမိူင်း ေသ ၵႂႃႇၽႃႇၺႃး သၢင်ႇလူင် ဢႃႇယူႉ(48) ပဵၼ် လုၵ်ႈၸၢႆး ပူႇၵျွင်း + ၼၢႆးလီ မီးပီႈၼွင်ႉ ႁူမ်ႈတွင်ႉ(6) ေၵႃႉ ပဵၼ်ေၵႃႉထီႉ (4) ယူႇဝၢၼ်ႈ ၼမ်ႉေမႃႇ ဢိူင်ႇၵဵင်းလိူၼ် ေၸႈဝဵင်းေၵးသီး (2) သၢင်ႇထုၼ်း ဢႃႇယူႉ (49)ၶူပ်ႇ လုၵ်ႈၸၢႆး လုင်းပိင်ႇၺႃႇ + ၼၢႆးၵျွင်း ပဵၼ်ၽူဝ် ၼၢင်းတႅမ်ႇ မီးလုၵ်ႈၸၢႆး(2)ေၵႃႉ ယူႇဝၢၼ်ႈ ၼမ်ႉေမႃႇ ဢိူင်ႇၵဵင်းလိူၼ် ေၸႈဝဵင်း ေၵးသီး (3) လုင်းလူင်ၸွၼ်း ဢႃႇယူႉ(54) ပဵၼ်ၽူဝ် ပႃႈသႅင် မီးလုၵ်ႈ (3) ေၵႃႉ ယူႇဝၢၼ်ႈ ၼမ်ႉတႅၵ်ႇ ဢိူင်ႇဝၢၼ်ႈဝၢပ်ႈ ေၸႈဝဵင်းေၵးသီး ၶဝ် (3) ေၵႃႉၼႆႉ သိုၵ်းမၢၼ်ႈ ႁႅမ်တၢႆ ေသ လၢၵ်ႈလူင်း ပႅတ်ႈ တၢပ်ႈၽၢႆႇဢွၵ်ႇ ပၢင်သဝ်းၶဝ် ယၢၼ်ၵႆ ပၢင်သဝ်းၼၼ်ႉ မွၵ်ႈ 100ေပႇ။ http://www.taifreedom.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=369:2011-08-26-06-03-20&catid=42:humanrights&Itemid=105