Myanmar poet dies after being detained, his family says

12th May, 2021

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FILE PHOTO: A man holds a National League for Democracy (NLD) flag during a protest against the military coup, in Yangon, Myanmar Reuters


Myanmar poet Khet Thi, whose works declare resistance to the ruling junta, died in detention overnight and his body was returned with the organs removed, his family said on Sunday. A spokesman 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."

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