U Win Htein born 1941 - a current and former prisoner of conscience, elder politician of the National League for Democracy, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's right hand man, former parliamentarian, army captain and businessman - Episode 1
U Win Htein has spent 20 years of his life in prison for his belief in democracy.
He has written his autobiography entitled "Win Htein's story for posterity: Burma's odyssey from tyranny to quasi-democracy" which can be purchased as a ebook from many online booksellers such as https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/win-hteins-story-for-posterity-win-htein/1140822639.
This first short episode is an interview with his youngest daughter, Chit Suu with her thoughts on her father. In subsequent episodes Chit Suu and I will read extracts from the book which Chit Suu feels her father would like to be told.
It is extremely hard to believe that at the age of 79 for speaking out against the coup of 1 February, 2021 U Win Thein was sentenced in late October last year for sedition and received a 20 year prison sentence. He is currently serving this sentence at a jail in Mandalay.