U Soe Win, elected MP for the NLD and former political prisoner from Burma
U Soe Win, a former bodyguard of Aung San Suu Kyi and an elected member of parliament for the PND in the 1990 general election has been arrested, detained in Ye Mon detention centre and Insein on several occasions for his political activities. When he was released from detention in 2003 he suffered from bruises, blindness in one eye, impaired speech, and periodic unconsciousness. He is currently a Central Executive Committee member of the NLD in Rangoon.
Win Maw, a musician and democracy activist, was first jailed in 1996 for singing anti-regime songs. In 1997 he was arrested again and this time sentenced to 7 years in prison and his music was banned. In 2003 he became a reporter for DVB, composing music and passing video and photos to the exiled media organisation. In November 2007 he was arrested and charged with sending 'false information' to an illegal exiled news group. He is serving a 17 year sentence in Kyaukpyu