NLD initiates support network for political prisoners


Due to the drawing lots, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi will be going to help Ko Soe Min Min from Hlaing Tharyar township, central executive committee member U Win Tin, to Daw Win Mya Mya of Mandalay division organizing committee: Putao prison, Yangon division woman- in-charge Daw May Win Myint to Ko Shwe Ohn (aka) Ko Shwe Phone from Shan State Army(SSA): Thayet prison, CEC U Than Htun to Ko Aung Ko Ko Lwin: Mandalay prison, CEC U Lwin to Ko Aung Kyaw Moe from Hlaing Tharyar township, respectively.

Regarding this activity, NLD CEC member U Win Tin said “It’s good! We, in fact, want to do this plan for all 2200 of the imprisoned. But, we are, at present, not able to help some. Therefore, we started supporting some 600 political prisoners of the NLD. It will be extended later.”


Today, NLD members and donors drew lots and took responsibility for over 300 political prisoners among 600 of those compiled currently by NLD. According to the Thailand-based Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) and Human-Rights organizations, it is learnt that there are 2200 political prisoners approximately in Burma.

An ex-political prisoner expressed his view that it is not good to hear that over 50 million Burmese, who want changes, are not able to support over 2000 anti-dictatorship activists. It is also quite a weak point that there are not 2000 supporters, who will stand by some 2000 political prisoners in Burma.