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Ngwe Lin was arrested in 1997 for his role supporting student protests during demonstrations in December 1996. He was badly tortured during interrogation including suffering electric shock treatment. He was jailed for 7 years in Insein and Tharawaddy prisons. He fled Burma and now lives in exile on the Thai-Burma border.
Gen Hso Ten of the Shan State Army North and Chairman of the Shan State Peace Council was arrested, along with seven other Shan leaders in February 2005, after he took part in a private meeting of senior political representatives to discuss the authorities' plans for political transition. He was charged with high treason and sentenced to 106 years in prison. In October 2011 he was released from Sittwe prison under the general amnesty.
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Ngwe Lin was arrested in 1997 for his role supporting student protests during demonstrations in December 1996. He was badly tortured during interrogation including suffering electric shock treatment. He was jailed for 7 years in Insein and Tharawaddy prisons. He fled Burma and now lives in exile on the Thai-Burma border.<br />
Gen Hso Ten of the Shan State Army North and Chairman of the Shan State Peace Council was arrested, along with seven other Shan leaders in February 2005, after he took part in a private meeting of senior political representatives to discuss the authorities' plans for political transition. He was charged with high treason and sentenced to 106 years in prison. In October 2011 he was released from Sittwe prison under the general amnesty.