Bo Kyi, Joint Secretary of the AAPP and former political prisoner from BurmaAdd to Lightbox Download
Bo Kyi, a student leader in the 1988 uprisings, was one of the founding members of the ABFSU with his close friend Min Ko Naing. He was arrested on two separate occasions spending more than 7 years in prison. He was forced to flee Burma in 1999 and founded the 'Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma)' based on the Thai-Burma border of which he is joint-secretary.
Min Ko Naing, founder and Chairman of the ABFSU and leader of the 88 Generation Students, is one of Burma's most prominent opponents of the military regime. He led the student uprising in 1988 but was arrested a year later and jailed for 16 years. Released in 2005, along with his colleagues he formed the 88 Generation Students group. In August 2007 he lead peaceful protests through the streets of Rangoon that would lead to the Saffron Revolution, but was arrested and sentenced to 65 years and 6 months in prison. He is currently detained in solitary confinement in Kengtung prison.
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