Two Burmese doctors held for political crimes

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: (Published 16 July 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:149
  1. L Byrne

    Amnesty International is campaigning on behalf of two doctors imprisoned in Yangon, capital of former Burma. Ma Thida, 27, and Aung Khin Sint, 59, were sentenced last year to 20 years each in prison for crimes against the ruling military government. Dr Thida, who is held in solitary confinement, and Dr Aung Khin Sint, who has been subjected to periods of forced labour, are being held in Insein prison, renowned for its harsh conditions.

    In February, United States congressman William Richardson visited Dr Thida, and she told him that she was …

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