Friday, 18 September 2009 10:28
Planned 2010 Elections Not Credible if Opposition Remains in Prison
Human Rights Watch, September 16, 2009
(Washington, DC) - Burma's military government has more than doubled the number of political prisoners in the past two years, including more than a hundred imprisoned in recent months, Human Rights Watch said today in a new report. Sentenced to long prison terms for their involvement in peaceful demonstrations in 2007, and for assisting civilians in the wake of the devastating Cyclone Nargis in 2008, the political prisoner population has reached more than 2,200.