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                                                             BURMA  UPDATE

The Situation in Insein Jail
The situation in Insein jail has been deteriorating day after day. U Win 
Tin, the central executive 
committee member of the NLD, Monywa Tin Shwe, a lawyer and central 
committee member of the NLD, 
Myo Myint Nyein, Dr Myint Naing, and Saw Nine Nine were put in military 
dog cell.
The prisoners in Insein Jail wrote a letter uncovered the real situation 
in it; was undersigned  and sent it to 
Yozoyokota, special rapporteur of the United Nation. The SLORC received a 
copy of that letter from 
Yozoyokota. As a conquesences, tight securities and investigations were 
undertaken by the jail authorities. 
No water and foods were given for 45 days and no contacts with relatives 
and families were allowed. The 
prisoners had to sleep on concrete floor without mats and blankets. As a 
result of this desperate 
circumstances, Saw Nine Nine and Monywa Tin Shwe, of the NLD were 
seriously ill and  U Win Tin was 
suffering from pain at his neck.
It was known that old 23 political prisoners including Bohmu Aung, former 
chairman of the parliament 
before 1960 when U Nu was a Prime Minister,  and Dr Maung Maung Kyaw, a 
former student leader and 
famous lawyer sent a letter demanding the Slorc to enter the political 
dialogue with Daw Aung San Suu 
Kyi. U Sein Hla Aung ( Mandalay) who delivered the video tape recorded 
the speeches of Daw Aung San 
Suu Kyi has been given punishment. 

The Social Relief Committee
The Social Relief Committee was formed within NLD with a view to helping 
the political prisoners.
Mass meetings in front of Daw Aung San Suu Kyis House
About 5000-6000 people comprising intellectuals, monks, nuns and 
foreigners attend the every weekend 
gathering in front of the Daw Aung San Suu Kyis house. Everyone who holds 
barbed wire barricade 
laying in front of Daw Aung San Suu Kyis house while she is speaking to 
the people are subject to be 
given minimum two years sentences. 

ABSDF  News  Agency ( Dawn Gwin )
Dated December 27, 1997