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

PEN Appeal: Saw Wai

January 31, 2008 His Excellency U Myint Lwin Charge d’ Affaires Embassy of the Union of Myanmar to the United States 2300 S St. NW Washington, DC 20008 Fax: (202) 332-4351 His Excellency U Kyaw Tint… More

PEN Appeal: Saw Wai

November 13, 2008 His Excellency U Myint Lwin Chargé d’Affaires Embassy of the Union of Myanmar to the U.S. 2300 S St. NW Washington, DC 20008 Fax: (202) 332-4351 Your Excellency, On behalf of the 3,300 members… 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

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