Death of Win Aung

November 4, 2009
Yangon, Myanmar

Myanmar ex-foreign minister dies in prison
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YANGON, Myanmar —Win Aung, foreign minister in Myanmar's military government in 1998-2004, has died in prison while serving a seven-year term for corruption.

Family members said he died early Wednesday in Yangon's Insein Prison, where he was sent after his conviction in 2006 for misuse of authority in connection with the sale of an imported car. He died of an age-related illness, said the relatives, who asked not to be named.

Win Aung had previously been a military...

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