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Ex-Inmates Describe Torture In Burma
Washington Post ^ | January 3, 2006 | Alan Sipress and Ellen Nakashima

Posted on 01/03/2006 1:51:24 AM PST by LwinAungSoe

RANGOON, Burma -- Min Ko Naing spent nearly 16 years in solitary confinement. Not even his jailers would make eye contact with him.

Myo Myint was repeatedly stripped, shackled and beaten while spending much of the same period in prison, also for challenging Burma's military rulers. During one interrogation, he recalled, he was kept naked for four days while being bludgeoned with canes. During another, he was lashed for hours to a seesaw, head down, until he blacked out.

Myo Myint, 43, a former soldier who lost an arm and leg in a land mine explosion, spent nearly 15 years in Burmese prisons as a political prisoner.

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1 posted on 01/03/2006 1:51:26 AM PST by LwinAungSoe
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To: LwinAungSoe

another attack on Bush? /sarcasm


2 posted on 01/03/2006 1:53:36 AM PST by GeronL (http://flogerloon.blogspot.com)
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To: LwinAungSoe

Another terrorist regime that needs to be replaced


3 posted on 01/03/2006 1:54:04 AM PST by GeronL (http://flogerloon.blogspot.com)
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To: LwinAungSoe

Not to worry - American Leftists will come to save you - really. They will. Just wait.


4 posted on 01/03/2006 5:10:06 AM PST by txzman (Jer 23:29)
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To: LwinAungSoe

ASSK is a babe.... And babes don't torture.

5 posted on 01/03/2006 5:52:43 AM PST by Kjobs (Murtha IS A COWARD!! Go Jean Schmidt!)
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