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He is a youth who was detained in the Innsein prison because of participating in the revolution. The whole detainees, including me, lovingly called him “Kauk gyi” with lovingly. This is because he was beaten and torture by the armed force. Then, his nose, hand and body parts are not normal so we called him like this with kindness.
His appearance is a little bit of a thin body, white complexion and 5 feet 6 inches tall. He is just an age of youth with neither long nor short hair style. He is about 18 years old.
He arrived almost two months after I arrived at the prison. He arrived at the prison just before the Thingyan festival of Myanmar. When we first met him, he told us about how he had been arrested. He was detained because of informing people from the military side.
In the meantime, I did not see him because of the change of buildings in the prison. When it was late May, I went to the room where he was. When I arrived in that room, I heard some talk with someone who is an expert in medicine. While we were talking, he told me that it was not convenient for him to urinate. So we heard about his experience when he was in the police station.
He was arrested on suspicion of spying. When he was interrogating, the armed forces penetrated his nose with a shotgun and they ordered him to put his two fingers on a chair. They also beat his legs with number sticks as well. He told me about this torture form the beginning of his imprisonment. There was also one torture by Myanmar polices that he didi not tell us when he first arrived in prison.
It was an inhumane act of torture by the inhumane military council, who kicked his penis with a piece of brick while he was being interrogated. According to him, during the interrogation, he was handcuffed and taken to the police station, where he was forced to sit with his legs down and put some pieces of brick under his penis. The police asked him a question then they beat his penis like this. It would take about 6 times. He was just requesting them not to do this on him but they did not care.
After knowing this, we took him to the clinic in the prison. When the prison doctor showed his injuries, he found that his penis was unusually large and slicked, and brown in some places, and that he could not urinate when he was tortured. Now he could urinate, but it hurts a lot. He had been in prison for more than a month at the time of his arrival, but he was not allowed to receive medical treatment at the prison clinic when I was there.
We insisted that he should tell his lawyer about it. He promised to do this in a next appointment with his lawyer. He came to see us when he returned from a temporary court hearing in prison. He told his lawyer that he had been tortured, and that he had been seen at the prison court with the police who had sexually assaulted him at the police station. The police had served as a security guard when the political prisoners were released at that time. Then the police asked, “Do you remember me?”.So he replied with an angry sound to the police who tortured him, “Of course I remember you, I will meet you when I am released.” Such a brave man! He was actually talking like this from the others from the appointment thus why.
Not only that, I think he is a brave young man.When some of the old men in prison say that we will not do politics if we go back, then he used to say angrily, “We will never be satisfied with what we have done. We have to end the dictators and dictatorship.”
He just only talked about his experience in the police station to me and another one brother. He is so brave and he has a strong passion for revolution.
Although I was released, he is still in prison. And then, the military council is still unjustly detaining him under Section 505-A of the Penal Code.
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