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Win Tin, 85, dies of kidney failure

Myanmar's longest-serving political prisoner, Win Tin, has died aged 85 of kidney failure.

Win Tin was a journalist who helped set up the National League for Democracy with Aung San Suu Kyi.

Win Tin spent 19 years in prison after being convicted of anti-government propaganda but was finally freed as part of a general amnesty six years ago.

Catharina Moh reports.

  • 21 Apr 2014
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