Guards have severely crushed and interrogated 24 inmates of a jail in Myanmar’s jap Bago area, in keeping with sources near the jail.
Three of the inmates of Kyaik Sa Kaw Jail in Daik-U township have been crushed to demise in keeping with one supply, whereas others – in crucial situation – have been put in a darkish room with out meals for 4 days.
The interrogations have been held over a number of days beginning Could 25. The supply, who wished to stay nameless for security causes, mentioned the prisoners have been accused of speaking with members of the Bago Folks’s Protection Drive who’re sheltering in territory managed by the highly effective Karen Nationwide Union ethnic group.
“They have been crushed and interrogated for having connections with the armed group,” mentioned the supply.
“They couldn’t say no. How might they’ve any contact from jail?”
The supply mentioned the jail authorities haven’t but knowledgeable the households of the three prisoners believed to have died.
Others near the jail recognized one of many lifeless as Thant Zin Win. He was answerable for coaching and recruiting individuals for the Bago township Folks’s Protection Drive. He was arrested together with different members of the anti-junta militia on December 14, 2022.
Thant Zin Win was charged with breaking a number of sections of the Counter-Terrorism Legislation and sentenced to 80 years in jail, in keeping with a Bago Folks’s Protection Drive assertion on Saturday.
Sources near the jail speculated that the interrogations befell in retaliation for a jail break at Taungoo in Bago area on Could 18. Inmates grabbed weapons from jail guards and 9 managed to flee into the jungle the place they have been met by members of a neighborhood Folks’s Protection Drive.
RFA referred to as Jail Division spokesman Naing Win on Wednesday to search out out particulars of the alleged beatings and deaths however nobody answered.
Translated by RFA Burmese. Edited by Mike Firn.