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Win Zaw, a pro-democracy student activist, was arrested in November 1996 for writing songs for Aung San Suu Kyi. He was sentenced to 7 years and was released from Thayet prison in 2003. He fled Burma soon after his release and now works as a reporter for the Democratic Voice of Burma on the Thai-Burma border.
Win Maw, brother of Win Zaw, musician and democracy activist, was first jailed in 1996 for singing anti-regime songs. In 1997 he was arrested again and this time sentenced to 7 years in prison and his music was banned. In 2003 he became a reporter for DVB, composing music and passing video and photos to the exiled media organisation. In November 2007 he was arrested and charged with sending 'false information' to an illegal exiled news group. He is serving a 17 year sentence in Kyaukpyu.
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Win Zaw, a pro-democracy student activist, was arrested in November 1996 for writing songs for Aung San Suu Kyi. He was sentenced to 7 years and was released from Thayet prison in 2003. He fled Burma soon after his release and now works as a reporter for the Democratic Voice of Burma on the Thai-Burma border.<br />
Win Maw, brother of Win Zaw, musician and democracy activist, was first jailed in 1996 for singing anti-regime songs. In 1997 he was arrested again and this time sentenced to 7 years in prison and his music was banned. In 2003 he became a reporter for DVB, composing music and passing video and photos to the exiled media organisation. In November 2007 he was arrested and charged with sending 'false information' to an illegal exiled news group. He is serving a 17 year sentence in Kyaukpyu.