Political Prisoner on Hunger Strike


December 7, 2009

Kyaw Zaw Lwin (a.k.a. Nyi Nyi Aung), a political prisoner in Burma’s notorious Insein Prison, is currently on hunger strike.  He is on hunger strike to protest losing prisoners’ rights.

Kyaw Zaw Lwin is a 40-year-old male who was born in Burma and is now a naturalized U.S. citizen.  He is a known political activist, and on 3 September 2009 he flew into Rangoon on a flight from Bangkok and was arrested

by military authorities shortly after landing.  During interrogation he was brutally tortured.  He is currently on trial for charges related to fraud and of carrying excessive amounts of the Burmese currency into the country.

For further information, please contact:
Tate Naing, AAPP Secretary,  +66(0)812878751
Bo Kyi, AAPP Joint-Secretary,  +66(0)81-3248935

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