Yin Htwe Soe, former political prisoner from BurmaAdd to Lightbox Download
Yin Htwe Soe, former student leader during the mass uprisings of 1988 and member of the DPNS, was arrested in June 1989 and detained for over 2 years without trial. In 1992 he was sentenced to 7 years in prison, which was extended by 7 years when he was caught sending letters to the UNHCR about conditions inside Insein prison. He was eventually released in 2004. He fled to the Thai-Burma border and has since been resettled to Norway.
Aung Thu, former student leader in 1988, was first arrested in 1990 and spent 3 years in Insein prison. In 2006 he joined the 88 Generation Students and in August 2007 participated in peaceful protests against the regime. He went into hiding when his colleagues were arrested but was caught in October 2007 and is currently serving a 65 year sentence in Putao prison.
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