In a country with thousands of active and former political prisoners, the cell has become a significant element in Burma’s political culture
By KYAW ZWA MOE
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.
“Gate,” by Htein Lin