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‘FREEDOM is More Important than Anything’: Karen Major General Nerdah Bo Mya

Burma Link | June 15, 2016 Nerdah Bo Mya was born in a small Karen village in a KNU (Karen National Union) controlled area near Manerplaw—the former headquarters of the KNU and the pro–democracy movement—as the son of the [...]

June 15th, 2016|Lives on the Line, Recommended, Stories, Voices|

‘If Men Can Do These Things, I Can also Do These Things’: Young Arakanese Woman Thazun

By Burma Link | June 1, 2016 Thazun is a courageous, beautiful and talented young Arakanese [Rakhine] woman who talks openly about her life and experiences. Despite being forced to spend her childhood separated from her politically active father, [...]

June 1st, 2016|Featured Collection, Lives on the Line, Stories, Voices|

‘I Am Going to Bring Them to Court Some Day FOR JUSTICE’ – Former Teenage Political Prisoner Soe Lwin

By Burma Link | May 23, 2016 Soe Lwin is a 34-year-old man from Dawei who comes from a family of political prisoners. Despite his young age, Soe Lwin has spent nearly half of his life in prison. In [...]

May 23rd, 2016|Lives on the Line, Stories, Voices|

‘Our Village Was Burnt’: Karen Refugee Naw Woo

Naw Woo doesn’t know her age exactly but she thinks that she is about 40 years old. Naw Woo grew up in a small village in the Karen State, helping her parents make a living with hill-side plantations. Conditions [...]

April 21st, 2016|Lives on the Line, Stories, Voices|