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Htay Aung was involved as student leader in the mass demonstrations in 1988. He was first arrested in 1990 and served 3 years in prison. In 1997 he was arrested again for his role in the student uprisings the previous year. Having already lost his voice due to exposure to harsh conditions in prison, he contracted tuberculosis but was denied medical treatment. He became a member of the 88 Generation Students but was forced to flee the country fearing arrest once more and currently works at the AAPP on the Thai-Burma border.
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 is serving a 65 years sentence in Buthidaung prison.
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Htay Aung was involved as student leader in the mass demonstrations in 1988. He was first arrested in 1990 and served 3 years in prison. In 1997 he was arrested again for his role in the student uprisings the previous year. Having already lost his voice due to exposure to harsh conditions in prison, he contracted tuberculosis but was denied medical treatment. He became a member of the 88 Generation Students but was forced to flee the country fearing arrest once more and currently works at the AAPP on the Thai-Burma border.<br />
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 is serving a 65 years sentence in Buthidaung prison.