At the End of Their Ropes

Justice can be elusive in Burma, but when it comes, it comes with a vengeance. On Sept. 26, a Rangoon court found four members of the family of former Burma dictator Ne Win guilty of treason for plotting to overthrow the country's ruling military junta. The sentence: death by hanging for Aye Zaw Win, Ne Win's 54-year-old son-in-law, and grandsons Aye Ne Win, 25; Kyaw Ne Win, 23; and Zwe Ne Win, 21. Few tears were shed over the convicted. During his 26 years of dictatorship, Ne Win isolated Burma and led it to economic ruin. His offspring haven't raised...

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