Smuggled sketches offer glimpses into harsh life of Myanmar prisoners | Pics
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A smuggled sketch shows people inside of Myanmar's Insein prison with a written date June 26, 2021.
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In one drawing, dozens of men sit crammed into a single room, hunched with their knees together, every inch of space occupied.
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Fourteen sketches smuggled out of Myanmar's Insein Prison and interviews with eight former prisoners offer a rare glimpse inside the country's most notorious jail.
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Thousands of political prisoners have been sent to this jail since last year's military coup and communication with the outside world is sharply limited.
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The rough, blue-ink sketches show daily life for groups of male prisoners in their dormitories.
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Built by the British in 1871, Insein is Myanmar's largest prison, housing many people arrested for opposing the junta.