The Heart Must Break: Burma: Democracy and Truth

The Heart Must Break Burma Democracy and Truth This is the compelling story of James Mawdsley a year old man from Lancashire who returned home to Britain at the end having endured months of solitary confinement and torture in a Burmese

  • Title: The Heart Must Break: Burma: Democracy and Truth
  • Author: James Mawdsley
  • ISBN: 9780099426943
  • Page: 212
  • Format: Paperback
  • This is the compelling story of James Mawdsley, a 27 year old man from Lancashire who returned home to Britain at the end 2000 having endured 14 months of solitary confinement and torture in a Burmese prison Sentenced to 17 years imprisonment for his protests against the brutal military regime of the junta, this was not Mawdsley s first time to be captured but his third tThis is the compelling story of James Mawdsley, a 27 year old man from Lancashire who returned home to Britain at the end 2000 having endured 14 months of solitary confinement and torture in a Burmese prison Sentenced to 17 years imprisonment for his protests against the brutal military regime of the junta, this was not Mawdsley s first time to be captured but his third trip to Burma in what was a well thought out, determined exercise in his campaign to publicize human rights violation in a country terrorised by an illegal regime Mawdsley describes how he came to leave university, and the promise of academic success, to pursue instead something purposeful, charting with sensitivity, intelligence and humour, the experiences the lead him to Burma He goes on to describe his fellow prisoners and his torturers with irony and a kind of sympathetic tenderness Mawdsley rejects any claim of heroism or bravery and instead reflects on his motives, his ability to survive such isolation and terror how he discovered a kind of spiritual solace and peace despite his terrifying situation and what now lies ahead, both for himself, with his new freedom, and for the people of Burma.
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    • Sally McRogerson says:

      This guy has a lot of guts and is one of my heroes! Goes to Burma to get arrested deliberately to highlight the oppressive regime - more than once! Some excellent quotes, too, as chapter headings.

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