The health of a woman member of Burma's prominent 88 generation students group, Mie Mie, is said to be deteriorating in the notorious Insein prison because jail authorities refuse to provide adequate medical attention, an opposition party official said.
Nyan Win, spokesperson of Burma's main opposition party – the National League for Democracy – told Mizzima on Tuesday that Mie Mie, who was arrested along with a fellow 88 generation student Htay Kywe on October 13, is suffering from a heart problem. She is being denied proper medical treatment.
"She is suffering from a heart disease. And we heard she is being denied medical attention," said Nyan Win adding that he was informed by a family member about Mie Mie's health condition.
Nyan Win said, he was informed by a family member, who said Mie Mie had earlier suffered from a heart problem and expressed concern over the situation inside the prison precincts.
Mie Mie, a second rung 88 generation student group leader, was at the forefront during the September protests exhorting and leading students and civilians.
Due to her political involvement, she was arrested and detained in Hantharwaddy prison in 1996.
Mie Mie is married to Hla Moe and has two children -- a son and a daughter.
Like Mie Mie, her colleagues – Thet Thet Aung, No No, and Ni Ni Oo – who were arrested along with her for their involvement in the September protests, are also contending with deteriorating health, Nyan Win added.