The art of protest

The art of protest

An art exhibition is currently being held at the 88 Generation office in Rangoon’s Thingangyun Township from 8- 10 June to call for the release of detained student activists and other political prisoners.

Abstract art paintings, photography, writings and cartoons are among the displays.

Sixty-eight students and their supporters are currently detained in Tharawaddy prison awaiting trial on charges ranging from disturbing the peace to rioting to sedition.

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According to a 5 June 2015 report by Assistance Association for Political Prisoners-Burma, a respected NGO based in Mae Sot and Rangoon, Burma currently holds 163 political prisoners, while 442 non-detained activists are awaiting trial, 49 of whom were charged in May.

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