Insein Prison

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.

External links

* [,96.098034&z=18 Google Images Insein Prison.]
* [ Current Conditions in Insein Prison]
* [ BBC "Inside Burma's Insein Prison"]
* [ HIV Spreads in Insein Prison]
* [ PDF "Burma's Insein Prison: punishment and oppression"]
* [ Burma Campaign Aung San Suu Kyi in Insein Prison]
* [ Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma)]
* [ Burmese AAPPB Joint Report on Insein Prison]
* [ Women Political Prisoners in Burma]
* [ Myanmar Government Prisons]

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