Ludu U Sein Win, one of Burma's most famous and respected journalists is also one of the most outspoken critics of the ruling regime. For decades his articles and writings have openly defied the authorities strict censorship rules  but his condemnation has has had its price to pay. In 1967 he was sentenced without trial to 13 years in prison for his political writings, being 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 two articles every day under a guise of different pseudonyms. (image by James Mackay)
Ludu U Sein Win, one of Burma's most famous and respected journalists is also one of the most outspoken critics of the ruling regime. For decades his articles and writings have openly defied the authorities strict censorship rules but his condemnation has has had its price to pay. In 1967 he was sentenced without trial to 13 years in prison for his political writings, being 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 two articles every day under a guise of different pseudonyms.
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