Nay Phone Latt

Nay Phone Latt, whose blog had been praised by the BBC for publishing trustworthy news, was arrested in February 2008 and sentenced to a total of 20 years in… More

Lu Maw Naing The Unity Five

Lu Maw Naing was arrested with four other employees of the Unity newspaper after it published an exposé about an alleged secret chemical weapons factory. The ‘Unity Five’ were… More

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San San Nwe

San San Nwe, a Burmese novelist, journalist, and activist, was sentenced in 1994 to ten years’ imprisonment in relation to her activism and support for then-imprisoned politician Aung San… More

Yarzar Oo The Unity Five

Yarzar Oo was arrested with four other employees of the Unity newspaper after it published an exposé about an alleged secret chemical weapons factory. The ‘Unity Five’ were sentenced… More

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Htin Lin Oo

Htin Lin Oo was sentenced to two years in prison with hard labor in 2015 after being found guilty of insulting religion. He had given a speech promoting religious… More

Tint San The Unity Five

Tint San was arrested with four other employees of the Unity newspaper after it published an exposé about an alleged secret chemical weapons factory. The ‘Unity Five’ were sentenced… More

Sithu Soe The Unity Five

Sithu Soe was arrested with four other employees of the Unity newspaper after it published an exposé about an alleged secret chemical weapons factory. The ‘Unity Five’ were sentenced… More

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Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar’s current de facto political leader and a key figure in the country’s democratic transition, Aung San Suu Kyi was formerly one of the world’s most prominent political prisoners,… More