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Burma/Myanmar: Greetings from Win Maw

14 December 2012

Opening the session ‘BURMA: BEAUTY UNDER PRESSURE’, moderator Frances Harrison introduced the Burmese musician Win Maw with these words: “Burma, a country that is on the brink of change. But just how fragile that change is, is under evidence today, because of our third speaker, Win Maw. He has been …

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Myanmar/Burma: Musician Win Maw released

13 January 2012

Win Maw, one of Burma’s most famous musicians, has been released. According to Democratic Voice of Burma, he was released at 13:40pm local time from Kyaukphyu prison in Arakan state. Freemuse has campaigned for his release for several years and last year he succeeded smuggling new songs out of the …

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Myanmar/Burma: New Win Maw songs smuggled out of Burma

16 February 2011

The singer and human rights activist Win Maw has been imprisoned in Burma since 2008. Nevertheless, he continues his struggle for freedom of expression from the prison. In February 2011, Freemuse received three new songs from him. Win Maw doesn’t give up that easily. On 5 March 2009 he was …

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Myanmar/Burma: Musican Win Maw sentenced to six years in prison

14 November 2008

Musician Win Maw received a sentence of six years imprisonment by a closed court in Rangoon’s Insein Prison on 11 November 2008, relatives reported The 46-year-old guitarist Ko Win Maw was convicted for “sending false news abroad”, even though it wasn’t false, and there wasn’t any evidence against him to …

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Myanmar/Burma: Musician Win Maw arrested

15 May 2008

The following article was transmitted by International PEN’s Rapid Action Network on 15 May 2008 The Writers in Prison Committee of International PEN is gravely concerned for the well-being of leading Burmese musician Win Maw, who was arrested on 27 November 2007 and is said to be seriously ill as a result …

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