1941 - 8 May 1948
The hanging of U Saw
U Saw was hanged at Insein Jail on 8 May 1948 for the asssasination of General Aung San and his colleagues. Mysteries still surround the assassination but U Saw's involvement is beyond doubt. He was buried in an unmarked grave within the jail. The photo on the left was taken during his 1941 trip to London and Washington as Premier of Burma.