April 7, 2017

Urgent Action: Health Concerns For Prisoner Of Conscience (Myanmar: UA 83/17)


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Lahpai Gam, an elderly ethnic Kachin man, is suffering from serious health problems which may be due to the torture he endured at the time of his arrest in 2012. He must be immediately and unconditionally released, and in the meantime, provided with access to necessary health care and treatment. 

 

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:
  • Immediately and unconditionally release Lahpai Gam and all other prisoners of conscience in Myanmar; and
  • Pending his release, ensure Lahpai Gam has prompt access to necessary health care and treatment and ensure he has the right to access his medical records and request a second medical opinion; and
  • Initiate an independent, impartial and effective investigation into allegations that Lahpai Gam was tortured in detention and bring those responsible to justice in trials which meet international fair trial standards without recourse to the death penalty.
 
Contact these two officials by 19 May, 2017:
 
Head of Myitkyina Prison
Myitkyina Prison 
Myitkyina Township
Kachin State
Republic of the Union of Myanmar 
Salutation: Dear Director General
 
Ambassador H.E U Kyaw Myo Htut
Embassy of the Union of Myanmar
2300 S St. NW, Washington DC 20008
Fax: 1 202 332 4351  I  Phone: 1 202 332 3344
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Ambassador 
 
2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION 
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