Than Myint Aung

Than Myint Aung is a novelist, short story writer, and philanthropist known for her writing on societal issues and her literary speeches. In the early hours of the coup… More

Than Tint

Poet Than Tint was arrested and detained on March 27, 2021 while taking part in a protest led by poets on Pansodan Road in downtown Yangon. During these protests,… More

Wai Moe Naing Monywa Panda

A writer and member of PEN Myanmar, Wai Moe Naing rose to prominence as an anti-coup protest leader in Monywa for his role in organizing daily demonstrations, banging pots… More

Mya Aye

Mya Aye

Mya Aye was surrounded at gunpoint and arrested on February 1, 2021, the first day of the coup. He was charged with “inciting ethnic hatred” using a 2014 email… More

Myint Myint Zin Daw Kyi Lin Aye

Poet and teacher Myint Myint Zin was killed on March 3, 2021 along with another poet, when police opened fire into the crowd at a demonstration in Monywa against… More

Myo Tazar Maung Tayzar

Poet, translator, and teacher Myo Tazar Maung was arrested on September 20, 2021 and was charged with Section 505(b) of the Penal Code, which criminalizes speech that “is likely… More

Nanda Tin Htut Han Lin

Poet Nanda Tin Htut, also known as Han Lin, was arrested and detained on March 27, 2021 while taking part in a protest led by poets on Pansodan Road… More

Paing Thit Nwe Thit San Oo

Poet Paing Thit Nwe, also known as Thit San Oo, was arrested and detained on March 27, 2021 while taking part in a protest led by poets on Pansodan… More

​​Aung Naing Myint Min Di Par

Novelist Aung Naing Myint, arrested in the past in connection to his writing, was detained on October 15, 2021 for allegedly being linked to the People's Defense Forces, the… More

Aye Ko

Aye Ko, a poet and state officer, was arrested on March 11, 2021 after posting letters and poems on Facebook concerning the coup. He was tried and sentenced in… More