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Myanmar: Detained Myanmar labour leader faces up to three years in prison while her health condition deteriorates

'Detained Myanmar labour activist, Daw Myo Aye, faces up to three years in prison', 14 May 2021

... Daw Myo Aye (also known as Myo Myo Aye), director of Solidarity Trade Union of Myanmar (STUM), continues to be held in custody in Insein prison, notorious for its inhumane conditions. She was arrested on 15th April. Daw Myo Aye faces charges for participating in the civil disobedience movement (CDM), leading protests, encouraging civilians and civil servants to join the CDM, and organising and threatening civil servants who did not participate in CDM. She is charged under Penal Code section 505-a, which means she is not eligible for bail and faces up to 3 years in prison. On 6th May, Daw Myo Aye was brought to the court in Insein for an initial hearing, however due to the high volume of cases awaiting trial, this was unable to take place... Daw Myo Aye’s health is deteriorating rapidly and, due to kidney problems, she is suffering severe and constant back pain. Medicines sent by her family have not reached her...

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