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In a country with thousands of active and former political prisoners, the cell has become a significant element in Burma’s political culture

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CELL

By KYAW ZWA MOE

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n Burma, the prison cell does not discriminate: it can just as easily be occupied by a student, businessman, physician or teacher as by a murderer, rapist or thief. But in particular, the Burmese cell is where you will find political activists and anyone else who resists the will of the oppressive military regime.

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