I was very sorry to hear the news today of the journalist U Win Tin’s death. He was Myanmar’s (Burma’s) longest serving political prisoner, and I had the honor of meeting him and speaking on a panel with him in Myanmar last month.
At dinner beforehand, he told me he was in solitary confinement for most of his 19 years in prison under Myanmar’s former military rule. Sometimes, when he tried to talk to other prisoners or share his food with them, he would get sent to the “dog house,” where dogs literally watched over him. He wasn’t allowed any … Read the rest