Body of arrested Myanmar poet Khet Thi returned to family with organs missing

12th May, 2021

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Myanmar poet Khet Thi, whose works declare resistance to the military junta, died in detention overnight. Photograph: Irrawaddy News


Myanmar poet Khet Thi, whose works declare resistance to the ruling junta, has died in detention and his body was returned with the organs removed, his family said. A spokesperson for the junta did not answer calls to request comment on the death of Khet Thi, who had penned the line “They shoot in the head, but they don’t know the revolution is in the heart.” His Facebook page said he was 45.

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