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Saw Than Hla was arrested in 1983 under suspicion of being linked to the KNU. He was sentenced to death for alleged acts of high treason and spent 22 years in Insein and Thayet prisons before being released in July 2005. He fled Burma and currently lives in Umpiem Mai refugee camp on the Thai-Burma border where he is awaiting resettlement to a third country.
Saw Tooki, a member of the KNU from Karen State, was sentenced to 35 years in June 2005 and is currently detained in Thayet prison.
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THAILAND: UMPIEM MAI REFUGEE CAMP
Saw Than Hla was arrested in 1983 under suspicion of being linked to the KNU. He was sentenced to death for alleged acts of high treason and spent 22 years in Insein and Thayet prisons before being released in July 2005. He fled Burma and currently lives in Umpiem Mai refugee camp on the Thai-Burma border where he is awaiting resettlement to a third country.<br />
Saw Tooki, a member of the KNU from Karen State, was sentenced to 35 years in June 2005 and is currently detained in Thayet prison.