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Htay Kywe, prominent student leader during the 1988 uprising and leader of the 88 Generation Students was first arrested in 1991 during peaceful demonstrations celebrating Aung San Suu Kyi’s award of the Nobel Peace Prize. He was released in 2004, 3 years after his sentence had expired. He helped found the 88 Generation Students in 2005 and in 2007 was arrested whilst in hiding after he had lead peaceful protests through the streets of Rangoon. He was sentenced to 65 years but was released from Buthidaung prison under a presidential amnesty on Friday 13th January 2012
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THE 88 GENERATION STUDENTS: FIRST DAYS OF FREEDOM
Htay Kywe, prominent student leader during the 1988 uprising and leader of the 88 Generation Students was first arrested in 1991 during peaceful demonstrations celebrating Aung San Suu Kyi’s award of the Nobel Peace Prize. He was released in 2004, 3 years after his sentence had expired. He helped found the 88 Generation Students in 2005 and in 2007 was arrested whilst in hiding after he had lead peaceful protests through the streets of Rangoon. He was sentenced to 65 years but was released from Buthidaung prison under a presidential amnesty on Friday 13th January 2012