Australian economist Shao Tannell, who was released last week after being imprisoned in a Myanmar prison for almost two years, told The Australian newspaper in an interview about her experiences in interrogation and prison.
After his arrest, he was held in a 6-meter by 2.5-meter windowless cell at Insein Prison. He was not given electric shocks like the other prisoners. But he was kept in a dirty and worn-out room and served food in an iron box.
He said that in Nay Pyi Taw Prison, the prisoners are locked up and shackled for 20 hours a day. When the rainy season comes, the roof of the prison apartment collapses from the rain and water flows from the roof, so the clothes and blankets are covered with water so that they sit all night long.
If even a famous foreigner like him is treated like this in a prison camp by the military council, the situation of other Burmese political prisoners is unimaginable. We must win quickly to overcome this nightmare.