The inspection of prison and police detention by the MNHRC in May 2021

  1. The inspection teams led by the Commission Members of the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission ( MNHRC) made the inspection visits to the Sittwe Prison and the Sittwe Myo Ma police detention centers on 12 May 2021, Thandwe Prison and Thandwe Myo Ma police detention center and Jade-Taw police detention center on 19 may 2021 and Kyaukphyu Prison and Kyaukphyu Myo Ma police detention centers on 24 May 2021.
  2. During the inspection visits, in accordance with the provisions of the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission Law, the inspection teams interviewed prisoners and detainees freely and privately group by group and asked them whether there is any problem to see their family members, the availability of appropriate facilities for them, whether there is health care or not, is there torture in prison and their living condition in the prison. The inspection teams also met with the prisoner and detainees who wish to meet with the team privately and recorded their reports.
  3. While inspecting the prison and police detention centers, the inspection teams inspected the sleeping quarters of the inmates, the kitchen, the food store, the water tanks, the latrines and the arrangement to prevent COVID-19 pandemic.
  4. The finding and recommendations of the inspection teams will be put forward to the relevant departments to take necessary actions.

Myanmar National Human Rights Commission

Date:28 May 2021