Thousands have paid tribute to veteran Myanmar human rights campaigner and journalist Win Tin, a figure noted as being "the pride of the country and pride of humanity".  

Tin was jailed for 19 years for his activities. As the country's longest-serving political detainee, his years of imprisonment never silenced his criticism of the country's military rulers.

His death will be felt heavily in Myanmar which is still coming to terms with its new political make-up. 

Al Jazeera's Stephanie Scawen reports. 

Source: Al Jazeera