Su Mon Aye, former political prisoner from BurmaAdd to Lightbox Download
Su Mon Aye, a former student activist and member of the NLD Youth, became one of the youngest female political prisoners when she was jailed in 2000 aged just 19. She was jailed in Insein prison for one year. She fled to the Thai-Burma border and is now a journalist working for the exiled media.
Eaint Khaing Oo, colleague of Su Mon Aye and fellow journalist, was arrested in June 2008 in the Irrawaddy Delta region whilst she reported on the situation for survivors of Cyclone Nargis. She was arrested in front of members of the UN staff in camp providing temporary shelter and was sentenced to 2 years in prison. She was released in September 2009.
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