4-13-10: Kyaw Zaw Lwin Returns Home
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.