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Ludu U Sein Win, one of Burma's most famous, respected journalists and most outspoken critic of the ruling 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 continued to defy the regime in writing 2 articles every day under a guise of different pseudonyms. In June 2012 he sadly passed away due to illness.
Zarganar is Burma's most famous comedian, actor and film director. Previously imprisoned several times for his political activities, he was arrested in June 2008 and sentenced to 35 years for delivering aid to survivors of Cyclone Nargis and talking to foreign journalists about the government's lack of action. He was released from Myitkyina prison under amnesty in October 2011.
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BURMA, EVEN THOUGH I'M FREE I AM NOT
Ludu U Sein Win, one of Burma's most famous, respected journalists and most outspoken critic of the ruling 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 continued to defy the regime in writing 2 articles every day under a guise of different pseudonyms. In June 2012 he sadly passed away due to illness.<br />
Zarganar is Burma's most famous comedian, actor and film director. Previously imprisoned several times for his political activities, he was arrested in June 2008 and sentenced to 35 years for delivering aid to survivors of Cyclone Nargis and talking to foreign journalists about the government's lack of action. He was released from Myitkyina prison under amnesty in October 2011.