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Par Par Lay, one of Burma's most famous comedians known as the 'Moustache Brothers' was first jailed in 1990 for making jokes about the regime. In January 1996 along with his cousin Lu Zaw he was arrested at an Independence Day celebration at Aung San Suu Kyi's compound and was sentenced to 7 years for making fun of the ruling Generals. He spent more than 5 years in a labour camp in Kachin State. During the Saffron Revolution in 2007 he was again detained, but for only one month. Despite now being banned, along with his brother Lu Maw and cousin Lu Zaw, the 'Moustache Brothers' still perform every night to tourists.
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. He was sentenced to 65 years and six months and is currently detained in Taunggyi prison
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BURMA, EVEN THOUGH I'M FREE I AM NOT
Par Par Lay, one of Burma's most famous comedians known as the 'Moustache Brothers' was first jailed in 1990 for making jokes about the regime. In January 1996 along with his cousin Lu Zaw he was arrested at an Independence Day celebration at Aung San Suu Kyi's compound and was sentenced to 7 years for making fun of the ruling Generals. He spent more than 5 years in a labour camp in Kachin State. During the Saffron Revolution in 2007 he was again detained, but for only one month. Despite now being banned, along with his brother Lu Maw and cousin Lu Zaw, the 'Moustache Brothers' still perform every night to tourists.<br />
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. He was sentenced to 65 years and six months and is currently detained in Taunggyi prison