Political Prisoners in Tharyawaddy Jail Receives More Sentences Over 60 Years

Yet again Ko Kyaw Swar Lin (aka) Kusaryel and the others received 10 and 7 years imprisonments respectively by the court ruling which seemed to be the last and decided by Tarmwe court yesterday afternoon.

Ko Kyaw Swar Lin, 25, therefore, will have to serve 68 years imprisonment in total and the rest will be detained for 65 years each.

Those seven political prisoners were put on trial four times for a bomb explosion which still need to find the culprit and has only one material witness, and were sentenced to four separate sentences in four different courts.

They were transferred to Insein prison from Tharyawaddy jail in September last year and had to be faced trial in the court of Yangon east district.

During their arrest, the junta sealed the house of Ko Aye Min Naing and Ma San San Maw, leaving their daughter, a second year university student, no place to stay.

Similarly, in 1989, regarding an explosion in Thanlin oil mill, three members of NLD youth wing including Nyi Nyi Oo received death sentences without having any connection to that case.

Even though, major Ko Ko Naing from KNU later admitted that he was responsible for that explosion, Nyi Nyi Oo and the others two have been still serving their sentences in prison.