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Myanmar’s state-run juvenile centres, like its prisons, have faced long-running complaints of overcrowding, poor sanitation and a lack of food.
The two 17-year-old boys, Pyae Phyo Maung and Khaing Zaw Tun, were sentenced last month to two years at the Mandalay Community Rehabilitation Centre for robbery.
They arrived at the facility and escaped just days later, according to state-run newspaper Global New Light of Myanmar. Both died after being recaptured.
The regional government of Mandalay and the Social Welfare Ministry which oversees the country’s juvenile detention centres both said today they had launched investigations.
Pyae Phyo Maung’s mother told AFP her heart was “broken” and demanded answers for her son’s death.
“His face had bruises and injuries,” Myo Myo Htwe, 42, said. “We want the truth.”
The families were suspicious of the injuries found on the bodies of both boys.
The Myanmar National Human Rights Commission has already announced it will conduct an investigation into the causes of the deaths.
The centre houses almost 500 detainees, more than double its capacity, said Mandalay government minister Myo Thit.
“The children have to govern themselves and it has become like a prison,” he told AFP.
The ministry’s head, San San Aye said CCTV footage showed the boys “fighting in the compound” with older detainees, but did not say whether that led to the deaths of the two teenagers.
Myo Thit, who will chair the Mandalay government’s investigation, said it was speculation to suggest fighting was the cause.
Instead, he said, the boys may have died because they dived into a creek near the juvenile centre when they escaped. — AFP
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