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Nyi Nyi Aung was first arrested in 1988 for his involvement in the student lead protests. He fled Burma soon after and in 1993 resettled to the USA. A long standing activist in the exile democracy movement, he returned to Burma in September 2009 and was arrested and charged with attempting to plot internal unrest. He suffered severe torture during interrogation and was eventually charged with fraud and forgery, being sentenced to 3 years in prison. He was jailed for 6 months in Insein prison.
Noe Noe, his cousin and a member of the ABFSU, was arrested in 2007 for her role in leading peaceful protests during the Saffron Revolution. She was sentenced to 7 years in Maubin prison. His mother Daw San San Tin and another cousin Thet Thet Aung are also in prison in Burma. In October 2011 both Noe Noe and Daw San San Tin were both released under the general amnesty.
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Nyi Nyi Aung was first arrested in 1988 for his involvement in the student lead protests. He fled Burma soon after and in 1993 resettled to the USA. A long standing activist in the exile democracy movement, he returned to Burma in September 2009 and was arrested and charged with attempting to plot internal unrest. He suffered severe torture during interrogation and was eventually charged with fraud and forgery, being sentenced to 3 years in prison. He was jailed for 6 months in Insein prison.<br />
Noe Noe, his cousin and a member of the ABFSU, was arrested in 2007 for her role in leading peaceful protests during the Saffron Revolution. She was sentenced to 7 years in Maubin prison. His mother Daw San San Tin and another cousin Thet Thet Aung are also in prison in Burma. In October 2011 both Noe Noe and Daw San San Tin were both released under the general amnesty.