Free Political Prisoners
Despite the release of high profile political prisoners, hundreds of political prisoners remain in jail, and more activists are being arrested.
Most are kept in appalling conditions, sometimes on death row or solitary confinement, in tiny dirty bare concrete cells with just a bucket as a toilet. They are not given proper food to stay healthy, and when they get sick they don’t get proper medical care.
Burma’s government is using political prisoners as human bargaining chips, releasing them to gain positive publicity in an attempt to stop international pressure without making fundamental democratic reforms.
Many are released conditionally, and all the laws under which they were jailed remain in place, and must be repealed.
No political prisoner should be left behind in jail.
The British government must work with the international community to make sure this happens.