[Please watch with the sound on]
As of August 2011, according to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners, there were 1,998 political prisoners detained in Burma.
They include monks, students, musicians, comedians, elected members of parliament and lawyers.
Kyaw Zwar’s story is one of 22 narratives from the book Nowhere To Be Home: Narratives from Survivors of Burma's Military Regime compiled and edited by Maggie Lemere & Zoë West, published by Voice of Witness.
To find out more about how you can help the people of Burma, visit the US Campaign for Burma take action page at uscampaignforburma.org/take-action/
A Magnum Foundation, BE SEEN project
Lu Nan/Magnum Photos
Prisons of Burma, 2006-7
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