4-13-10: Kyaw Zaw Lwin Returns Home

April 12, 2010 at 3:21 pm 2 comments

In March, Myanmar’s military regime released the latest in a series of laws regulating the elections the country is planning.  The elections will be the first in 20 years in the country, which is also known as Burma. The rules were met with disapproval by much of the international community.

As scrutiny of Myanmar mounted last month, because of these election rules and because of the publication of a negative report about the state of human rights in the country, Myanmar’s government released Kyaw Zaw Lwin, a Burmese-born U.S. citizen and pro-democracy advocate who had been in prison in the country since September. We’ve been following the story since his arrest. Shortly after he returned to the U.S., our producer Bruce Wallace visited him in his home in Montgomery Village, Maryland, and brought us this report.

About these ads

Entry filed under: Kyaw Zaw Lwin, On Air. Tags: , , , .

4-13-10: Author Fernanda Eberstadt 4-13-10: Another Roll of the Sine Die

2 Comments Add your own

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed


Podcast! Miss an episode of Maryland Morning? Podcast it here.

Keep up to date with our RSS feed.

What’s on Our Twitter

  • On this hour: Gender pay gap, the photos of Sun photographer Aubrey Bodine, a senior story, and Baltimore singer-songwriter Caleb Stine. 1 day ago
  • On this hour: How does labor trafficking look in MD? Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" is ALIVE & ONLINE! Plus, author & musician James McBride. 4 days ago
  • This hour: What a police scanner tells you about cities, the book that inspired the film "12 Years A Slave", the doc film "After Tiller". 6 days ago
  • This hour: Identifying & supporting children with autism, a new 'Senior Portrait,' and revisiting a conversation with the late Margot Adler. 1 week ago
  • On this hour: Medical drug shortages, coming to terms with the loss of a loved one, and a documentary about smashing particles together. 1 week ago
MM_logo

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 71 other followers

%d bloggers like this: