MNHRC inspects Myeik Prison, Kyaukphyutaung/Natsingon Production Camp, Police Lock-up,Court Detention Centre and Training School for Girls

The inspection team, led by U Tin Aung, member of the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission, inspected Kyaukphyutaung/Natsingon Production Camp on 22 April 2024, Myeik Prison and Training School for Girls in Myeik Township on 23 April 2024, the Police Lock-up and Court Detention Centre on 24 April 2024 in Myeik Township, Tanintharyi Region, under Sections 43 and 44 of the Commission Law.
They inspected Kyaukphyutaung/Natsingon Production Camp and the Myeik Prison under the MNHRC law and procedures to determine whether the prisoners and detainees enjoy fundamental rights, including appropriate food supply, access to healthcare and provision of adequate purified water as well as cleanliness of police lock-up and court detention centre. The inspection team enquired the prisoners whether they received their personal items and items sent by families, whether they obtained family visits and whether there were human rights violations and torture cases. They also privately interviewed the prisoners who wanted to meet with the team freely and privately.
The inspection team also inspected the dormitories, clinic, library, kitchen, food storage, water purifier, and water sanitation system of the Myeik Prison and Kyaukphyutaung/Natsingon Production Camp and donated books for the prisoners.
Next, the inspection team inspected the Training School for Girls under the MNHRC Law and procedures to determine whether the girls were enjoying fundamental rights, including healthcare services, food supply, adequate dormitories, the status of Citizenship Scrutiny Card, provisions of purified drinking water, a support programme for physical and mental development, as well as rights to education, learn, vocational training, communication with their families, reintegration, and had freedom of religion.
While inspecting the police lock-up and court detention centre under the MNHRC law and procedures, the MNHRC team inspected the conditions during the remand period, including whether any torture occurred during the investigation, the opportunities to meet with family members, the conditions of eating and drinking while appearing in court, the utilization of sewage in the lock-up, and the overall cleanliness of the facilities. Furthermore, the team inspected the acquisition of the right to meet with lawyers or legal representatives.
MNHRC will send recommendations to the relevant departments for necessary action based on the findings during the inspection. — MNHRC

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