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Than Swe was involved in the U Thant uprising in 1974 and further demonstrations the following year. When military intelligence launched an investigation into the student movement, more than 200 leaders were arrested and in 1978 he was detained and sent to Insein prison. He was released in 1980 and remained in Burma until 1990 when he fled after the mass uprising in 1988 and eventually resettled in Japan.
Tin Aung, a student from Mandalay, is currently serving a 9-year sentence in Mandalay prison due to his political activities.
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Than Swe was involved in the U Thant uprising in 1974 and further demonstrations the following year. When military intelligence launched an investigation into the student movement, more than 200 leaders were arrested and in 1978 he was detained and sent to Insein prison. He was released in 1980 and remained in Burma until 1990 when he fled after the mass uprising in 1988 and eventually resettled in Japan.<br />
Tin Aung, a student from Mandalay, is currently serving a 9-year sentence in Mandalay prison due to his political activities.