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Htun Aung Gyaw, a prominent student leader, who along with his colleague, the famous Tin Maung Oo, lead the U Thant uprising in 1974 and further student demonstrations in 1975. He was arrested in 1975 and sentenced to life in prison. He spent 5 years in Insein prison before being released under General amnesty in 1980. He fled Burma and founded the ABSDF, becoming its first chairman. He now lives in the USA.
Kyaw Min Yu, a leader of the 88 Generation Students and husband of Nilar Thein, was first arrested in 1989 for his role in the mass student lead uprising of 1988. His original 7-year sentence was increased by 12 years when he contacted the UN about prison conditions. He was finally released in 2005 but was arrested again in 2007 when leading peaceful protests through the streets of Rangoon. He is currently serving a 65-year sentence in Taunggyi prison.
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Htun Aung Gyaw, a prominent student leader, who along with his colleague, the famous Tin Maung Oo, lead the U Thant uprising in 1974 and further student demonstrations in 1975. He was arrested in 1975 and sentenced to life in prison. He spent 5 years in Insein prison before being released under General amnesty in 1980. He fled Burma and founded the ABSDF, becoming its first chairman. He now lives in the USA.<br />
Kyaw Min Yu, a leader of the 88 Generation Students and husband of Nilar Thein, was first arrested in 1989 for his role in the mass student lead uprising of 1988. His original 7-year sentence was increased by 12 years when he contacted the UN about prison conditions. He was finally released in 2005 but was arrested again in 2007 when leading peaceful protests through the streets of Rangoon. He is currently serving a 65-year sentence in Taunggyi prison.