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U Win Tin and few of political prisoners released today

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Burma frees longest-serving political prisoner
Irish Times, Ireland –
Win Tin was one of Burma’s most high-profile political prisoners after opposition leader and Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, who has been in prison …

Burmese junta releases U Win Tin from jail in ‘amnesty’ of 9002 …
Times Online, UK –

“I have to continue with my unfinished task of trying to achieve democracy in Myanmar,” he said. “I will be happy only when all political prisoners, …

Human rights groups estimate that about 2000 political prisoners are locked away in Myanmar, but a spokesman for the opposition National League for …

Scottish Campaign: U Win Tin – Burma’s longest serving political …
Amnesty International UK, UK –
… demands and requests regarding human rights violations in Burmain which he described torture and lack of medical treatment in prison. …

URGENT BREAKING NEWS: Burma Releases Longest-Serving Political …
BosNewsLife, Hungary –
It was not clear how many of Burma’s estimated two thousand political prisoners, including many Christians, were included in the amnesty. Human rights and …

Leading Burmese activist released after 19 years in prison
guardian.co.uk, UK –
The ailing journalist, one of Burma’s longest-serving political detainees, was one of the founders of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League …

Burma releases 9000 prisoners
Religious Intelligence Ltd, UK –

Starting today, I am going to continue supporting Aung San Suu Kyi and the National League for Democracy. I will soon be 80, but I am not going to stop. …

WAN Welcomes Release of Burmese Journalist
World Association of Newspapers, France –
“We now call on the authorities to free all other journalists and human rights activists who are being unjustly held for their views. …

Myanmar releases longest-serving political prisoner (Roundup)
Monsters and Critics.com –
Others released included several members National League for Democracy, which is headed by pro-democracy Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi – who has …

Joy at U Win Tin’s release after 19 years in prison
Reporters without borders (press release), France –

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He had been the editor of the daily Hanthawaddy and vice-president of the Burma Writers Association as well as Aung San Suu Kyi’s political mentor. …

Longest-held political prisoner freed in Myanmar
The Associated Press –
Asked how it felt to be out of prison, Win Tin replied, “I will be happy only when all political prisoners, including Aung San Suu Kyi, are released. …

Myanmar Frees Longest-Serving Political Prisoner
Wall Street Journal –
The 78-year-old Win Tin, a poet and editor who was a close aide of detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, was arrested during a 1989 crackdown on …

Myanmar frees longest-serving political prisoner
Zee News, India –
Win Tin, a member of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy party, vowed to continue his struggle against the junta. …

Myanmar Frees Political Prisoner
New York Times, United States –
Mr. Win Tin, a poet, journalist and ally of Aung San Suu Kyi was convicted of having communist affiliations in 1989. He was kept in solitary confinement for …

Political prisoner out after 19 years
The Australian, Australia –
By Hla Hla Htay in Rangoon | September 23, 2008 BURMA’S junta has released its longest-serving political prisoner as part of an amnesty for more than 9000 …

Myanmar frees longest-serving political prisoner
ecodiario, Spain –
The Thailand-based Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma), which tracks inmates of Myanmar’s gulag, said five other prisoners of conscience …

An Evil Game: Token Release of Political Prisoners
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
… key adviser to pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, is free. He was the longest serving political prisoner in Burma and perhaps all of Southeast Asia. …

Burmese democracy veteran freed
BBC News, UK –
The Myanmar Times, a state-censored newspaper in Rangoon, said the military government was releasing 9002 prisoners as a gesture of “loving kindness and …

Regime Frees Longest-serving Political Prisoner, Win Tin
The Irrawaddy News Magazine, Thailand –
“He didn’t need to sign any conditional agreement with the Burmese authorities,” Maung Maung Khin said. The state-run newspaper, New Light of Myanmar, …

Myanmar junta frees 9002 prisoners
TVNZ, New Zealand –
“I will keep fighting until the emergence of democracy in this country,” he told reporters outside a friend’s house in the former Burma’s main city, Yangon. …

Aung San Suu Kyi’s opposition National League for Democracy won a landslide victory in 1990 elections, but the military refused to acknowledge the victory. …

Burmese journalist U Win Tin released after 19 years in prison
Southeast Asian Press Alliance, Thailand –
… he was the longest-serving political prisoner in military-ruled Burma. He had been behind bars for more years than even NLD leader Aung San Suu Kyi. …

Myanmar democracy activist freed
Aljazeera.net, Qatar –
Myanmar’s longest-serving political prisoner has been released after the government announced an amnesty that saw more than 9000 inmates freed in advance of …

Burma sets free 9002 prisoners
Scotsman, United Kingdom –
BURMA’S junta is releasing 9002 prisoners as a gesture of “loving kindness and goodwill”, official media said today. “We haven’t heard of any political …

U Win Tin released from Insein prison
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Burmese state media reported today that 9002 prisoners had been granted amnesty for good behaviour. The New Light of Myanmar reported that the prisoners …

Junta to release thousand prisoners
Independent Online, South Africa –
Yangon – Myanmar’s/ Burma’s military government announced in state media on Tuesday that it would release more than 9 000 prisoners so that they can take …

MP-elect released in government amnesty
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Burmese state media reported today that 9002 prisoners had been granted amnesty for good behaviour, though it is not yet clear how many political prisoners …

Burma ‘to free 9000 prisoners’
BBC News, UK –
The Myanmar Times, a state-censored newspaper in Rangoon, reported that the military government was releasing 9002 prisoners as a gesture of “loving …

Burmese junta frees 9002 prisoners
Sydney Morning Herald, Australia –
The state-controlled Myanmar Ahlin newspaper said that freedom was granted to prisoners around the country who exhibited good “moral behaviour”. …

“Loving” Myanmar junta frees 9002 prisoners
Reuters UK, UK –
Myanmar, or Burma as it used to be called, has more than 2000 people behind bars on account of their political or religious beliefs, human rights groups say …

Burma frees longest-serving political prisoner
ABC Online, Australia –
“I will keep fighting until the emergence of democracy in this country,” he told reporters outside a friend’s house. He was still wearing his light-blue …

Junta frees U Win Tin
Mizzima.com, India –
Veteran journalist U Win Tin and two other political prisoners were among those released by the ruling junta on Tuesday, Burma’s opposition party – National …

Junta to release thousand prisoners
Independent Online, South Africa –
Yangon – Myanmar’s/ Burma’s military government announced in state media on Tuesday that it would release more than 9 000 prisoners so that they can take …

Burmese junta releases U Win Tin from jail in ‘amnesty’ of 9002 …
Times Online, UK –
U Win Tin, a 78-year-old former journalist, was released after 19 years in Insein Prison, Rangoon. He has suffered from multiple ailments including asthma, …
Myanmar’s Win Tin vows to continue democracy fight Reuters
Scottish Campaign: U Win Tin – Burma’s longest serving political … Amnesty International UK
Journalist Win Tin freed by Burmese junta after 19 years in jail First Post
Reporters without borders (press release)Mizzima.com
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Written by Lwin Aung Soe

September 23, 2008 at 12:48 pm

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