Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Killing her softly: Su Su Nway is ill in Rangoon Insein Jail

Killing her softly: Su Su Nway is ill in Rangoon Insein Jail
Nov 28, 2005 (DVB) - The health condition of Rangoon Kawmoo Township, Htan Manaing villager Su Su Nway who was sentenced to 20 months in prison on 13 November for reporting forced labour practices to the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and successfully suing her local authorities over the matter, is said to be deteriorating.
A Htan Manaing villager who recently went to see the 34-year old human rights defender at the notorious Rangoon Insein Jail told DVB that she has been suffering for joint aches and dizziness, and she is still not allowed to receive medications or proper medical treatments for her chronic heart condition.
Moreover, the township authority chairman of Kawmoo, Khin Win has been giving monetary support to former Htan Manaing village authority members Than Khe, Sein Paul and gang who brought Su Su Nway to the court, by extorting 10,000 kyat from 58 villages under his control, the villager added.
At the same time, sympathisers throughout Burma and exiled Burmese around the world have been donating money for the care of Su Su Nway but it is not clear whether she is allowed to receive or enjoy the help intended for her.
Recently, Rangoon divisional court curtly rejected the appeal lodge on her behalf, and the lawyers who insisted that she has been detained wrongfully and the ILO officials, are preparing to continue to lodge an appeal at the High Court.


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