Myanmar Dissident Speaks Out
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 654 , Segment 2
Episode: DACA Deadline, Why We're Awkward, The Tinder Trap
- Oct 5, 2017 11:00 pm
- 9:00 mins
Guest: Thein Than Oo, General Secretary, Independent Lawyer’s Association of Myanmar The persecution of a Muslim minority group called the Rohingya in Myanmar is drawing international scrutiny to the status of the country’s fragile democracy. Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy party control the civilian government, but the military in Myanmar retains significant power and it is conducting the violent raids on Rohingya villages that have caused half a million people to flee across the border to Bangladesh. We are joined by a man who has been in a struggle against Myanmar’s military for decades. Thein Than Oo is a human rights lawyer and former political prisoner from Myanmar.