26 Jun 2019

Bullied librarian posts heartbreaking note before dying by suicide

Kyaw Zin Win, who was 25 and from Myanmar, included screenshots showing abuse he suffered from colleagues.

A librarian at the Myanmar Imperial University shared on Facebook details of homophobic bullying by colleagues, before taking his own life on Sunday (23 June).

Kyaw Zin Win had been working at the University for more than a year and before dying, Kyaw Zin Win wrote that Myanmar was ‘a country which mocks the existence and identity of an individual being’. Gay sex is illegal in the Southeast Asian country under a British colonial-era penal code and LGBT citizens face widespread stigma and discrimination in all aspects of life. Kyaw Zin Win asked his family to ‘understand why I made this choice’ and told his friends that he loved them.

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