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26 September 2008

Released prisoner rearrested in Myanmar

Released prisoner rearrested in Myanmar
Amnesty International confirmed on Friday that one of the seven prisoners of conscience freed this week, U Win Htein, was re-arrested a few hours after his release. He was released from Kathar prison in Sagaing Division in north-western Myanmar on Tuesday.

U Win Htein was picked up by police officers in a guest house in the town of Kathar where he was staying for the night before catching a boat to Mandalay the following morning to meet his wife.

U Win Htein is now back in Kathar prison. It is not known why he was re-arrested or how much longer he will remain imprisoned.

Amnesty International has said that the re-arrest of U Win Htein illustrates that there is no policy change by the Myanmar government to free political prisoners.

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One of Myanmar's longest serving political prisoners released (News, 23 September 2008)

Issue

Activists 
Torture And Ill-treatment 

Country

Myanmar 

Region

Asia And The Pacific 

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