- Insein Prison
Insein Prison (pronounced like "insane") is located in
Yangon Division, near Yangon(Rangoon), the old capital of Burma. It is run by the military junta of Burma, the State Peace and Development Council, and used largely to repress political dissidents.
The prison is notorious worldwide for its inhumane and dirty conditions, abusive techniques, and uses of mental and physical torture.
One of its most famous prisoners was the Nobel Peace prize winning human rights activist,
Aung San Suu Kyi, who currently remains under house arrest.
* [http://googlesightseeing.com/maps?p=1566&c=&t=k&hl=en&ll=16.892715,96.098034&z=18 Google Images Insein Prison.]
* [http://www.khrg.org/khrg93/93_12_05.html Current Conditions in Insein Prison]
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/3006922.stm BBC "Inside Burma's Insein Prison"]
* [http://ftp.metalab.unc.edu/obl/reg.burma/archives/199711/msg00417.html HIV Spreads in Insein Prison]
* [http://www.springerlink.com/index/KVV312V840423534.pdf PDF "Burma's Insein Prison: punishment and oppression"]
* [http://www.burmacampaign.org.uk/pm/more.php?id=53_0_1_0_M Burma Campaign Aung San Suu Kyi in Insein Prison]
* [http://www.aappb.org/index.html Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma)]
* [http://www.aappb.org/joint_report.html Burmese AAPPB Joint Report on Insein Prison]
* [http://www.aappb.org/j_a_thida_aye.html Women Political Prisoners in Burma]
* [http://www.myanmar.gov.mm/ministry/home/PrisonsMain.htm Myanmar Government Prisons]
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