Ludu U Sein Win, former political prisoner, journalist and outspoken critic of Burma’s ruling regime

Ludu U Sein Win, one of Burma’s most famous and well respected journalists and most outspoken critics of the ruling military regime was arrested in 1967 and sentenced without trial to 13 years in prison for his political writings. He was jailed in Insein prison and Coco Island. He was released in 1976 but was re-arrested almost immediately and jailed for a further 4 years. He suffered a stroke in prison and despite being paralysed in his right side and in need of oxygen to aid his breathing he continues to defy the regime in writing 2 articles every day under a guise of different pseudonyms. 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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