Sein Hlaing

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Myo Myint Nyein, editor of the magazine Pe-Phu-Hlwar, and Sein Hlaing, the magazine’s publisher, were arrested for publishing a pamphlet featuring a satirical poem by Nyan Paw titled “Bar Dwae Phyit Kon Byi Lae” (What’s Happening To Us?), which the Burmese junta claimed was anti-government propaganda. They were sentenced to seven years in prison. On March 28, 1996, they were among at least 22 other prisoners accused of contributing to clandestine publications, including a report describing prison conditions that was delivered to Yozo Yokota, the United Nations special rapporteur for human rights in Burma. After a summary trial inside Insein Prison, they each received sentences of an additional seven years. Myo Myint Nyein was granted an early release on February 13, 2002.