Riot at Nine Mile Prison Turns Deadly

Riot at Nine Mile Prison Turns Deadly

On September 13, 2013, a riot at Nine Mile Prison in Kawthaung Township resulted in the death of one prisoner and injuries to seven others.  The incident was sparked after Warden Saw Hla Chit ordered prison staff to beat and kick prisoners Ye Ko Hlaing and Htun Htun in retaliation for their participation in a fight.  Officials cut the power lines to Nine Mile Prison in an attempt to disperse the rioters, but gunfire broke out shortly after the prison went dark.  The prisoner who died, identified as Htay Nge, and the other casualties suffered gunshot wounds.

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