Director of UN agency urges freedom for prize-winning Myanmar journalist

The chief of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has renewed his call to the Government of Myanmar for the liberation of a prize-winning journalist who has been imprisoned since 1989.

Myanmar: UN rights expert calls for release of all political prisoners

Deploring the continued detention of Myanmar’s longest serving prisoner, the poet and editor U Win Tin, who has now been behind bars for almost 17 years, a United Nations human rights expert has called for his unconditional release as well as that of more than 1,000 other political prisoners.