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Khun Saing, a former medical student, was first arrested in 1976 and sentenced to 7 years for leading student protests in the Thakhin Kodaw Hmaing uprising. He was jailed again in 1989 for his role in the mass democracy and spent 4 years in Insein and Thayet prisons. In 1998 his involvement in the writing of the book about the history of the student movement saw him jailed once more, this time for almost 8 years. In 2006 he fled Burma and was resettled to the UK. His wife and son are still in Umpiem Mai refugee camp on the Thai-Burma border awaiting to be approved by the UN refugee agency so they can rejoin him.
Kyaw Min Than, close friend and former cellmate of Khun Saing was sentenced to 21 years for his role leading student protests in September 1998. The authorities twice offered to release him if he agrees to give up politics. He refused both times. He was eventually released in October 2011 under the general amnesty.
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Khun Saing, a former medical student, was first arrested in 1976 and sentenced to 7 years for leading student protests in the Thakhin Kodaw Hmaing uprising. He was jailed again in 1989 for his role in the mass democracy and spent 4 years in Insein and Thayet prisons. In 1998 his involvement in the writing of the book about the history of the student movement saw him jailed once more, this time for almost 8 years. In 2006 he fled Burma and was resettled to the UK. His wife and son are still in Umpiem Mai refugee camp on the Thai-Burma border awaiting to be approved by the UN refugee agency so they can rejoin him.<br />
Kyaw Min Than, close friend and former cellmate of Khun Saing was sentenced to 21 years for his role leading student protests in September 1998. The authorities twice offered to release him if he agrees to give up politics. He refused both times. He was eventually released in October 2011 under the general amnesty.