Saw Wai

Saw Wai | Status: On Trial | Myanmar

Saw Wai is a Burmese poet and performance artist well known for his romantic poetry. In October 2019, the military brought a case against Saw Wai and two other… More

Burmese Poet Saw Wai Released from Prison

PEN American Center welcomed the release of imprisoned Burmese poet Saw Wai today, calling the release “long overdue.” Saw Wai was freed nearly five months after his sentence expired… More

Two-Year Sentence for Leading Poet

International PEN strongly protests the two-year prison sentence handed down to leading poet Saw Wai for a poem critical of the authorities. More