Saturday, November 22, 2008

Ko Ko Gyi transferred to Mai Sat prison

by Nan Kham Kaew

Nov 21, 2008 (DVB)–Detained 88 Generation Student leader Ko Ko Gyi has been transferred for the second time since his 65-year sentence was passed earlier this month.

Ko Ko Gyi was transferred to Keng Tung prison in eastern Shan state along with fellow student leader Min Ko Naing after they were sentenced in Mau-ubin.

But Keng Tung locals said that Ko Ko Gyi was sent to Mai Sat prison near the Thai-Burma border two days after his arrival in Keng Tung.

His transfer came as families of the student leaders were preparing to visit their loved ones who are currently detained in various prisons across Burma.

Wah Wah Win, the wife of Pyone Cho who was transferred to Kaw Thaung prison in Tenasserim division, said the transfers of the activists to remote prisons made it difficult for families to visit.

"It's difficult for us both physically and financially as he was transferred to a very remote place but we are not depressed about it – he has done good things to help the majority of the people," she said.

"We will support him as best as we can."

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