U Sandawbartha, former political prisoner from Burma
U Sandawabartha, a member of the Young Monks Union during the 1988 uprising was arrested in 1993 when he was involved in a statement being issued demanding the release of Aung San Suu Kyi and all political prisoners. He was charged with high treason and sentenced to 29 years. He was jailed for more than 16 years before his release in 2009. He fled Burma soon after his release and now lives on the Thai-Burma border.
U Thumana, a Buddhist monk, was arrested after the 1988 democracy uprising and sentenced to 18 years imprisonment. He is still detained in Insein prison.