U Chit Tin, elected MP for the National League for Democracy and former political prisoner from BurmaAdd to Lightbox Download
U Chit Tin, an elected member of parliament for the NLD in the 1990 general election, was arrested in November 1990 for his involvement in a secret meeting in Mandalay to organise a parallel government. He was charged with high treason and sentenced to 25 years in prison. He spent 2 years in Insein before being released under amnesty in 1992. He fled Burma in 2004 and is now living n Nupo refugee camp on the Thai-Burma border awaiting resettlement to a third country.
Dr Tin Min Htut, also an elected MP for the NLD was first arrested in 1997 and charged with illegal possession of foreign currency when the authorities found two Singapore coins in a toy cup belonging to his son. He was jailed for 3 years. In 2008 along with four other members of the NLD he wrote a letter of concern to the UN Secretary General and was arrested and sentenced to 15 years in prison. In January 2012 he was released from Insein prison under a Presidential Amnesty.
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