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Min Ko Naing, prominent political dissident and leader of the 88 Generation Students

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Min Ko Naing, founder and Chairman of the ABFSU and leader of the 88 Generations 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 colleagues, he formed the 88 Generations Students group. In August 2007 he led peaceful protests through the streets of Rangoon that would lead to the Saffron Revolution, but he was arrested and sentenced to 65 years in jail. On 13th January 2012 he was released from Thayet prison under a presidential amnesty and along with the 88 Generation Students he is set to play a critical role in shaping Burma's future
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Min Ko Naing, founder and Chairman of the ABFSU and leader of the 88 Generations 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 colleagues, he formed the 88 Generations Students group. In August 2007 he led peaceful protests through the streets of Rangoon that would lead to the Saffron Revolution, but he was arrested and sentenced to 65 years in jail. On 13th January 2012 he was released from Thayet prison under a presidential amnesty and along with the 88 Generation Students he is set to play a critical role in shaping Burma's future