Cai stared at the moon as it hung low over the horizon. Sleep eluded her. Her husband, Huan was in Myanmar investigating the Rohingya massacre. Five days had passed since she last heard from him. She constantly checked her emails and cell for messages but nothing was forthcoming.
A knock on the door jolted her. Heart racing, she answered it. It was Kang, Huan’s brother. “Have you heard from Huan? Is he all right?”
“He’s in jail.”
“Yes. For seven years.”
“I must do something.”
“Ask the Myanmar government for mercy.”
Hours later, she was on Television.
This post was inspired by the true story of two Myanmar journalists who were sentenced to seven years in prison for investigating violence against Rohingyas. Their wives were on television asking for mercy.