December 7, 2009
Kyaw Zaw Lwin (a.k.a. Nyi Nyi Aung), a political prisoner in Burma’s notorious Insein Prison, is currently on hunger strike. He is on hunger strike to protest losing prisoners’ rights.
Kyaw Zaw Lwin is a 40-year-old male who was born in Burma and is now a naturalized U.S. citizen. He is a known political activist, and on 3 September 2009 he flew into Rangoon on a flight from Bangkok and was arrested by military authorities shortly after landing. During interrogation he was brutally tortured. He is currently on trial for charges related to fraud and of carrying excessive amounts of the Burmese currency into the country.