Myanmar mourns veteran activist Win Tin | News | Al Jazeera

Myanmar mourns veteran activist Win Tin

Thousands gather to attend the funeral of noted human rights campaigner and journalist who spent 19 years in jail.

    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


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