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U Mya Sein, former secretary of the Internal Peace Council lead by Thakin Kodaw Hmaing, was first arrested in 1965 for his role in brokering peace treaties with ethnic armed groups. He was sent to the notorious Coco Island prison where he served 3 years before it was closed down and he was transferred to Insein prison. He was arrested again in 1982 and 1987 serving one year in prison each time. In 1989 he helped form the People's Progressive Party after the mass uprising but was arrested and jailed until 1994. He spent more than 16 years in prison. He now lives in exile on the Thai-Burma border.
Aung Naing, a member of the 88 Generation Students, was arrested in August 2007 for his role in leading peaceful protests during that lead to the Saffron Revolution. He is currently serving a 65 year and 6 month sentence in Kale prison.
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U Mya Sein, former secretary of the Internal Peace Council lead by Thakin Kodaw Hmaing, was first arrested in 1965 for his role in brokering peace treaties with ethnic armed groups. He was sent to the notorious Coco Island prison where he served 3 years before it was closed down and he was transferred to Insein prison. He was arrested again in 1982 and 1987 serving one year in prison each time. In 1989 he helped form the People's Progressive Party after the mass uprising but was arrested and jailed until 1994. He spent more than 16 years in prison. He now lives in exile on the Thai-Burma border.<br />
Aung Naing, a member of the 88 Generation Students, was arrested in August 2007 for his role in leading peaceful protests during that lead to the Saffron Revolution. He is currently serving a 65 year and 6 month sentence in Kale prison.