Friday, November 23, 2007
TRIBUTE TO POLITICAL PRISONERS
his tribute to Burma's political detainees was broadcast by the Democratic Voice of Burma on November 21, 2007. The eight figures highlighted here are just a few of the prisoners of conscience now held in Burmese prisons -- in these cases, the notorious Insein Prison near Rangoon. All eight have been recently incarcerated after being hunted down by the military intelligence, and all have served long sentences previously.
And once again, thanks to Kaung Kin Ko for help with Burmese translations.
So who are these prisoners of conscience, held behind the bars of Insein Prison? Here is a little information about each one.back on Sept. 25. A BBC story about them is here.