Press Releases

One Activist Killed as a Result of Torture during Interrogation

Information Release:
Date: October 10, 2007

AAPP has learned that authorities from Kyaukpandawn Township informed the family of Ko Win Shwe yesterday that he died while in interrogation.

Ko Win Shwe, a 42 year old NLD member, and other 4 others were arrested on September 26, 2007 because of their active support and participation in the monks' demonstration.

After Ko Win Shwe and group were arrested, they were placed at Plate Myot Police Center near Mandalay. He died as a result of torture during interrogation. However, his body was not sent to his family and the interrogators indicated that they had cremated it instead.

Many people are reporting that numerous demonstrators were killed when security forces brutally cracked down on the peaceful demonstrations with shooting and vicious beatings. Many dead bodies and injured persons were cremated or placed in the river. Some dead bodies of monks have appeared in the Pazundaung River in Rangoon in the past few days. In addition, many of those who have been arrested have been tortured during interrogation.


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Ko Tate Naing: 66-081-2878751
Ko Bo Kyi: 66-081-3248935