Prisoners Die in Burma
Three Bangladeshi prisoners
recently died in a Burmese jail due to inadequate treatment for their
illnesses, according to a report of Nasaka, the Burmese border security force.
The victims were identified as Ali Ahmad, 30
years old, Mohmad Aleam, 32, and Mohamad Along, 23, from Cox's Bazar District
A source said Nasaka authorities notified
their Bangladesh counterparts of the deaths during the flag meeting
that was held in Maungdaw on 26 December.
Burma's Nasaka had planned to transfer 26 Bangladeshi
prisoners to Bangladesh officials during the flag meeting, but handed over
only 23, as the three men had died in jail.
In Burma's jails, 31 Bangladeshi prisoners still remain, while
in Bangladesh jails there are over 300 Burmese prisoners. Burmese
prisoners in Bangladesh have been unable to return to Burma as the Burmese authorities have refused to accept