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U Ohn Maung, former student leader of Rangoon University and an elected member of parliament for the NLD in the 1990 general election, was first arrested in 1989 and spent 3 years in Insein prison. He was arrested again in 1998 and was sentenced to 7 years in prison for discussing his leading role in a 1953 strike with a student who was researching political activism. He was eventually released in 2004 under a General Amnesty. He continues to work for the NLD in Rangoon.
Min Ko Naing, founder and Chairman of the ABFSU and leader of the 88 Generation 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 his colleagues he formed the 88 Generation Students group. In August 2007 he lead peaceful protests through the streets of Rangoon that would lead to the Saffron Revolution, but was arrested and sentenced to 65 years and 6 months in prison. He is currently detained in solitary confinement in Kengtung prison.
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U Ohn Maung, former student leader of Rangoon University and an elected member of parliament for the NLD in the 1990 general election, was first arrested in 1989 and spent 3 years in Insein prison. He was arrested again in 1998 and was sentenced to 7 years in prison for discussing his leading role in a 1953 strike with a student who was researching political activism. He was eventually released in 2004 under a General Amnesty. He continues to work for the NLD in Rangoon.<br />
Min Ko Naing, founder and Chairman of the ABFSU and leader of the 88 Generation 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 his colleagues he formed the 88 Generation Students group. In August 2007 he lead peaceful protests through the streets of Rangoon that would lead to the Saffron Revolution, but was arrested and sentenced to 65 years and 6 months in prison. He is currently detained in solitary confinement in Kengtung prison.