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Htein Lin, former student at Rangoon University, fled to the India-Burma border in 1988 where he joined the All Burma Students' Democratic Front (ABSDF). Years later he returned to Rangoon where rather than continue his law studies he decided to work as an artist and comic film actor. In 1998, he was arrested and sentenced to 7 years imprisonment, charged on the basis of an intercepted letter on which his name was listed as a potential activist. He fled Burma and now lives in the UK.
Zarganar is Burma's most famous comedian, actor and film director. Previously imprisoned several times for his political activities, he was arrested in June 2008 and sentenced to 35 years for delivering aid to survivors of Cyclone Nargis and talking to foreign journalists about the government's lack of action. He was released from Myitkyina prison under amnesty in October 2011.
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Htein Lin, former student at Rangoon University, fled to the India-Burma border in 1988 where he joined the All Burma Students' Democratic Front (ABSDF). Years later he returned to Rangoon where rather than continue his law studies he decided to work as an artist and comic film actor. In 1998, he was arrested and sentenced to 7 years imprisonment, charged on the basis of an intercepted letter on which his name was listed as a potential activist. He fled Burma and now lives in the UK.<br />
Zarganar is Burma's most famous comedian, actor and film director. Previously imprisoned several times for his political activities, he was arrested in June 2008 and sentenced to 35 years for delivering aid to survivors of Cyclone Nargis and talking to foreign journalists about the government's lack of action. He was released from Myitkyina prison under amnesty in October 2011.