Myanmar: prison inmates tortured and starved in Myanmar's Hpa-an

Authorities punished at least 60 prisoners, including children, after a jailbreak.

At least 60 inmates of Hpa-An Prison, in Kayin State, have been injured in a series of violent incidents involving authorities after two political prisoners escaped over a wall on June 4, sources close to the prison told RFA on Wednesday.

A source close to the prison, who declined to be named for security reasons, said young inmates were attacked from outside the cells.

“All the children were stabbed with long bamboo sticks from outside the cells at 10 a.m. today. There were a lot of injuries and a lot of blood. And food for the prisoners has not been provided for a whole day, no food at all,” the source said.