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U Win Tin, who died four years ago, would have been 88 today. On his birthday, The Irrawaddy looks back on the enduring legacy of the beloved democracy activist, journalist and long-time political prisoner, who lives on as an emblem of persistence and bravery for those seeking true democratic change in ...
The case occurred in October 2015 when U Win Tin, from Phaya Hla village in Taungthar township, was hospitalised at the City Hospital Mandalay and ... U Win Tin, who is now in his 60s, has recovered from his illness, her daughter said, describing him as an ordinary farmer who does not stay overnight ...

Daw Aye Aye Thin at the Hantharwaddy U Win Tin Foundation clinic, which treats many former political prisoners. (Steve Tickner | Frontier). Kyaw San said that although the FPPS and the foundation did what they could to help former prisoners of conscience, many had expected to receive support from the ...
The volunteers including Dr Khin Than Aye, who is working as the social worker for Saytena clinic opened by Hanthawady U Win Tin Foundation. A Buddhist monk Ashin Zawana (Myittashin Shwepyitha) before leaving a religious order donated the land plot for enabling the healthcare center to open for the ...
We'll also invite private companies for this. And we will try to supply good paddy strains.” U Win Tin Aung is set to take the oath of office on the fourth day of the Irrawaddy Region Parliament's emergency meeting, after President U Htin Kyaw confirms his appointment. Translated from Burmese by Thet Ko Ko.

Meanwhile, U Win Tin is an accountant who knows about financial matters and statistics and has also worked in the Auditor's General Office. They were recruited for their expertise in these areas,” U Ye Min Oo said. “I have participated in discussions on the economy and involved in developing solutions on ...
Three years to the day since Burma lost one of its leading intellectual figures, U Win Tin, The Irrawaddy looks back on his enduring legacy. A beloved democracy activist, journalist, founding member of the National League for Democracy and a former political prisoner, U Win Tin lives on as an emblem of ...

Created by sculptor Jim McNalis – former art director for Walt Disney – in his studio in Florida, the sculpture of U Win Tin is one of a series of sculptures he calls “Democracy Heroes of Burma”. Last week, McNalis visited Yangon where he presented the artwork to the Pen Myanmar Center, a branch of the non-government ...
When I learned of the death of Myanmar writer and activist U Win Tin, I decided to wear a blue shirt for the day. The gesture, however small, struck me as a fitting tribute to Myanmar's longest-held political prisoner, a man who vowed to continue wearing his blue prison shirt until all prisoners of conscience in ...
Burmese journalist, longtime political prisoner and National League for Democracy co-founder U Win Tin passed away on April 21 at age 85. Here's video of his last public appearance, on a panel of exceptionally courageous journalists at the East-West Center International Media Conference in Yangon ...
U Win Tin, a journalist, author and poet who became a leading opponent of the military rulers of Myanmar, where he was imprisoned and tortured for 19 years, died on Monday in Yangon, formerly Rangoon. Sources differ on whether he was 84 or 85. The political party he helped found, the National League ...
U Win Tin was one of Burma's leading journalists, a towering figure in the democracy movement and a founding member of the National League for Democracy. Handsome and charismatic, he devoted his life to the struggle to liberate his nation from military rule. As vice-president of the journalists' union in ...
(New York) – Human Rights Watch mourns the passing of U Win Tin, one of Burma's most prominent human rights activists and journalists. A longtime journalist who later spent years as a political prisoner, he died of renal failure on April 21, 2014, at the age of 84. “U Win Tin was the exemplar of dignified ...


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