They call it ‘insane’: where Myanmar sends political prisoners

31st May, 2021

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Demonstrators carry a banner of Aung San Suu Kyi during protests against the military coup in Yangon. (Photo: The New York Times)


The prison was already packed, its population more than double its 5,000-person capacity. Recent prisoners include two American journalists and an Australian economic adviser. Hundreds of pro-democracy protesters have also been crammed in, some with fresh gunshot wounds.

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