Lu Zaw of the Moustache Brothers, Burma’s famous comedians

Lu Zaw, one of Burma’s most famous comedians known as the Moustache Brothers, was arrested in 1996 and sentenced to 7 years in prison for telling jokes about the ruling military regime. He was jailed for 5 years in a hard-labour camp in Kachin state. Despite now being banned he still performs each night to tourists along with his cousins who make up the rest of the group. This image is taken from the documentary project about Burma’s political prisoners called “Even Though I’m Free I Am Not”

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