Dr Aye Chan, former political prisoner from Burma
Dr Aye Chan, a former Rangoon University lecturer, was arrested in May 1990 when two student leaders, who were being followed by military intelligence, came to his house to seek refuge. He was sentenced under to 15 years' imprisonment and spent 7 years in Insein and Tharawaddy prisons, mostly in solitary confinement. He fled Burma a year after his release and resettled in Japan where he is now a Professor at Kanda University.
Mya Aye, a leader of the 88 Generation Students was first arrested in 1989 and spent 7 years imprisoned for his role in the mass uprising of 1988. In August 2007 he was arrested along with his colleagues for peaceful protests that lead to the Saffron Revolution and was sentenced to 65 years and six months. In January 2012 he was released from Taunggyi prison under a Presidential Amnesty.