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Two political prisoners are moved to other prison ...21 November 2011

Last Thursday November 17, 2011,SiThu Zaya moved to Hanzada prison and one of the artist Ko Win Maw ( Shwe Thanzin) DVB journalist received the freedom to create imprisoned artist prize. We Issued his UA so many years ago.

The 2011 Freedom to Create Imprisoned Artist Prize winner was Win Maw, one of Burma’s most famous musicians and human rights activist who has been imprisoned in Myanmar (formerly Burma) since 2008. In 2009 he was sentenced to further ten years imprisonment – an addition to the eight year sentence he received in 2008. He was beaten and tortured during the early stages of his detention, accused of being the mastermind behind the in-country news coverage of the September 2007 monk-led uprising.

Win Maw contributed his musical talent to the award winning documentary ‘Burma VJ’. He expresses the political views of the Burmese people with his music, which provides a rallying point for the masses during the numerous political upheavals in Myanmar. He is a leading exponent of artists giving voice to democratic movements for social change. Despite the risks to his personal safety, Win Maw continues to inspire young artists with his music even from prison.


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