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Ko Jimmy, leader of the 88 Generation Students in Burma

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Jimmy @ Kyaw Min Yu, a leader of the 88 Generation Students and husband of Nilar Thein, was first arrested in 1989 for his role in the mass student lead uprising of 1988. His original 7-year sentence was increased by 12 years when he contacted the UN about prison conditions. He was finally released in 2005 but was arrested again in 2007 when leading peaceful protests through the streets of Rangoon. He was sentenced to 65 years but was released from Taunggyi prison on 13th January 2012 under a presidential amnesty

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Jimmy @ Kyaw Min Yu, a leader of the 88 Generation Students and husband of Nilar Thein, was first arrested in 1989 for his role in the mass student lead uprising of 1988. His original 7-year sentence was increased by 12 years when he contacted the UN about prison conditions. He was finally released in 2005 but was arrested again in 2007 when leading peaceful protests through the streets of Rangoon. He was sentenced to 65 years but was released from Taunggyi prison on 13th January 2012 under a presidential amnesty