Monywa Aung Shin, poet, journalist and member of the NLD was arrested in September 2000 for issuing a written statement to exiled media demanding the release of Aung San Suu Kyi and other leading NLD members. He was sentenced to 7 years in prison but was not released until September 2009. He continues to work for the NLD and Burma's pro-democracy movement.
U Nyi Pu, an elected member of Parliament for the NLD in the 1990 general election, was arrested along with four other NLD MPs in August 2008 for writing a letter to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon expressing concern about the National Convention's drafting of the constitution, in which the 1990 elected members were not allowed to participate. He was sentenced to 15 years and is currently detained in Insein prison.