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Ko Kyaw (name changed for security reasons) was arrested during the mass democracy uprising in 1988 and was sentenced to 10 years for his role in the demonstrations and his political activities. He was jailed for 9 years in Mandalay prison. He continues to work in Burma's democracy movement in Rangoon.
U Eindaka, a monk, was first arrested in 1990, disrobed and sentenced to 5 years in prison for boycotting alms from the military regime. He became the Abbot of Maggin Monastery in Rangoon, well known as a hospice and treatment center for HIV/AIDS patients. In September 2007 the regime suspected the monastery of being active behind the scenes during the Saffron Revolution and raided it 5 times arresting monks before closing it down in November. U Eindaka was sentenced to 20 years and is currently in Lashio prison.
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Ko Kyaw (name changed for security reasons) was arrested during the mass democracy uprising in 1988 and was sentenced to 10 years for his role in the demonstrations and his political activities. He was jailed for 9 years in Mandalay prison. He continues to work in Burma's democracy movement in Rangoon.<br />
U Eindaka, a monk, was first arrested in 1990, disrobed and sentenced to 5 years in prison for boycotting alms from the military regime. He became the Abbot of Maggin Monastery in Rangoon, well known as a hospice and treatment center for HIV/AIDS patients. In September 2007 the regime suspected the monastery of being active behind the scenes during the Saffron Revolution and raided it 5 times arresting monks before closing it down in November. U Eindaka was sentenced to 20 years and is currently in Lashio prison.