Meet The Rohingya Woman Who Fights for Ethnic Equality in Burma

Wai Wai Nu became a political prisoner under Burma's military government. Now she's committed to promoting equality.

(WORDS IN THE BUCKET) — "When she was 18 years old, Wai Wai Nu, her mother, her sister and one of her brothers heard a loud bang on the door in the middle of the night. 15 security forces arrested them and took them to a high-security prison in Myanmar’s capital, Rangoon. They were sentenced to 17 years in prison.

Their crime was being related to her father, an elected Parliament member aligned with the opposition of Aung San Suu Kyi.

She tells her story at the Oslo Freedom Forum, an annual conference on human rights held in Oslo, Norway.

Nu is from a family of the Rohingya minority, which has been at the centre of media attention for the atrocities they are suffering at the hands of the Myanmar military [...]"

Read the full article at wordsinthebucket.com here.

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