12-14-09: Marylander in a Burmese Jail: Hunger Strike Day 10
Kyaw Zaw Lwin, the Burmese-born U.S. citizen and Maryland resident who has been detained in Burma since September 3rd, has been on a hunger strike for the past 10 days. He’s protesting the treatment of political prisoners in Burma’s jails. On Friday a scheduled hearing in his case was canceled because, as the judge told his lawyer, Kyaw Zaw Lwin was “not well”. During his hunger strike Burmese authorities haven’t let his lawyers or U.S. consular officials visit him. We talk about his case with his Burmese and American lawyers, and with an advocate for democracy in Burma.