Lwin Myint, former political prisoner from BurmaAdd to Lightbox Download
Lwin Myint, former leader of the 'People's Defence Force' party, was arrested in 1990 for his involvement in the 1988 uprising. He was sentenced to 20 years n prison, commuted to 10 years under amnesty. He was jailed for 8 years in Insein and Thayet prisons. He fled Burma and currently lives in Umpiem Mai refugee camp on the Thai-Burma border where he is awaiting resettlement to a third country.
Ba Myo Thein, brother of Lwin Myint, was arrested in 1991 for alleged links with the Communist Party of Burma and sentenced to a total of 18 years in prison. His sentence was extended whilst in prison when he was accused of drawing illustrations in a magazine attempting to report on human rights violations in Insein prison. He was released from Thayet prison in September 2009.
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