INSEIN

When the Karen National Defense Organization occupied Insein for 112 days in 1949, the area was outside Rangoon proper. Historians say that if the rebel group had pushed into Rangoon and wrested the capital from Bamar hands, the history of the country might have been very different. Today, however, Insein is firmly within the city limits of Yangon, and it is home to one of Myanmar's most notorious symbols of power and oppression — Insein Prison. Aside from that, Insein also has cheap, spacious housing, a large public hospital and several universities.
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Suu Kyi predicted Reuters verdict based on ‘her own facts’: NLD spokesman

Suu Kyi predicted Reuters verdict based on ‘her own facts’: NLD spokesman

State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi knew that two Reuters reporters accused of possessing state secrets would be found guilty months before Monday’s verdict because she had...

Myanmar judge sentences Reuters reporters to 7 years with hard labor for possessing ‘secret documents’

Myanmar judge sentences Reuters reporters to 7 years with hard labor for possessing ‘secret documents’

A Yangon judge has sentenced two Reuters reporters to seven years each with hard labor for violating Myanmar’s Official Secrets Act, sparking international condemnation of...

Reuters reporters’ lawyers prepare for the worst after verdict delayed

Reuters reporters’ lawyers prepare for the worst after verdict delayed

Minutes after two Reuters reporters arrived at Yangon’s Insein Township courthouse this morning to hear a judge’s ruling on whether they are guilty of violating Myanmar’s...

Wa Lone’s testimony unravels ‘secret documents’ accusation

Wa Lone’s testimony unravels ‘secret documents’ accusation

For two weeks in December, Yangon police placed hoods over the heads of Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo while transporting them to a secret facility notorious for its...

Judge in Reuters case rejects evidence of police setup

Judge in Reuters case rejects evidence of police setup

Reuters reporter Wa Lone testified for the first time yesterday in the case being brought against him and fellow reporter Kyaw Soe Oo for allegedly violating Myanmar’s Official...

Myanmar judge charges Reuters reporters under Official Secrets Act

Myanmar judge charges Reuters reporters under Official Secrets Act

After six months of preliminary hearings, a court in Myanmar has charged Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, the two jailed Reuters reporters, with obtaining secret state documents. Yangon...

From the killing field to the courthouse: The unexplored story of Captain Moe Yan Naing

From the killing field to the courthouse: The unexplored story of Captain Moe Yan Naing

Police Captain Moe Yan Naing has been hailed as a hero for exposing the police plot to trap Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo. What few have talked about – what...

Myanmar judge upholds testimony of jailed whistleblowing cop

Myanmar judge upholds testimony of jailed whistleblowing cop

The judge in the ongoing case against Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo decided today to accept the testimony of a police officer who said the arrest of the two reporters...

Myanmar judge rejects motion to free Reuters reporters, despite flawed case

Myanmar judge rejects motion to free Reuters reporters, despite flawed case

A Myanmar judge today rejected a request to dismiss the case against Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who are on trial for having allegedly possessed secret government...

Reuters journalists clock up 100 days in jail in Myanmar

Reuters journalists clock up 100 days in jail in Myanmar

Two Reuters journalists reached their 100th day in detention in Myanmar on Wednesday as pre-trial hearings drag on over charges under the Official Secrets Act in a case that has...