Individuals at Risk

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, has been detained for 13 of the last 19 years, mostly under house arrest. On May 14, 2009, Aung San Suu Kyi and two of her assistants were taken from her home to Insein Prison. Reliable reports in early May confirm that Aung San Suu Kyi had been suffering from dehydration, low blood pressure, and weight loss. Her worsening medical condition makes her transfer to Insein Prison at this time extremely serious.

Image on the Right - Insein Prison, Myanmar (Burma)
Run by the military junta of Myanmar, the State Peace and Development Council, the prison is used largely to repress political dissidents.
Insein Prison
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Amnesty International
  • The image was used to provide background information on prisoners of conscience in Myanmar, a closed country with little access, on Amnesty International USA's website. Since August 2007, more than 2,100 political prisoners remain imprisoned in Myanmar, one of the largest confined groups of prisoners of conscience worldwide.


Ebrima B. Manneh

On July 11, 2006, journalist Ebrima B. Manneh was arrested by officers believed to be from the National Intelligence Agency (NIA). He has been missing ever since. There are conflicting reports about Manneh's current whereabouts as well as his condition. Reports indicate that Manneh was held at Mile 2 although the government denies any involvement in his arrest.
  Below is the suspected location of Gambia's Mile 2 Prison, a state central prison.

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