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Myo Myint, a former engineer in the Burmese army was almost killed when a mortar bomb landed next to him whilst fighting ethnic insurgents in Burma. He was so badly injured that he was discharged from the army and sent back to Rangoon with little compensation and huge mental and physical scars to heal. He joined the growing democracy movement in Rangoon, giving speeches during mass demonstrations in 1988 but was arrested and sentenced to 15 years in prison for his political activities. Upon his release in 2004 he fled Burma and now lives in exile in USA where he continues his fight in the struggle for democracy in Burma. His life story has been documented in the film 'Burma Soldier'.
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BURMA'S DEFIANCE
Myo Myint, a former engineer in the Burmese army was almost killed when a mortar bomb landed next to him whilst fighting ethnic insurgents in Burma. He was so badly injured that he was discharged from the army and sent back to Rangoon with little compensation and huge mental and physical scars to heal. He joined the growing democracy movement in Rangoon, giving speeches during mass demonstrations in 1988 but was arrested and sentenced to 15 years in prison for his political activities. Upon his release in 2004 he fled Burma and now lives in exile in USA where he continues his fight in the struggle for democracy in Burma. His life story has been documented in the film 'Burma Soldier'.