Win Tin

 

 

 

Age: 85

 

Summary: Burmese prominent journalist who became Myanmar's longest-serving political prisoner from 1989 to 2008 after challenging military rule by co-founding the National League for Democracy, but who was freed in a general amnesty and continued working with the NLD through Myanmar's transition from military rule to an elected (although army-dominated) government in 2011.

 

 

Cause of Death: Renal failure

 

Born: March 12, 1930

 

Died: April 21, 2014

 

Location: Yangon, Myanmar