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Myanmar political prisoners held in dog cells and denied water

04 November 2011 The Myanmar authorities must act immediately to end the ill-treatment of some15 political prisoners in Yangon’s Insein Prison, where they have been denied water and some reportedly held in “dog” cells, Amnesty International said today.The prisoners started a hunger strike on 26 October in protest over being denied the reductions in their sentences which are allowed to criminal convicts. The following day, prison authorities began denying the hunger-strikers drinking water, putting them at risk of death from dehydration. This continued until at least 2 November. Two of the prisoners…

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