A new report from the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners-Burma (AAPPB) reveals widespread torture occurring in Burmese jails. The report, based on interviews with thirty-five former political prisoners, includes details of poor prison conditions, deliberate medical negligence, severe beatings and electrical shock. Former prisoners also testify to being bound with ropes and shackles for months at a time. The report suggests many in Burmese prisons have been arrested for simply expressing their opposition to the ruling military junta, the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC). (Assist News)