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Aung Than, a former member of the DPNS was arrested in 1991 for his involvement in the mass uprising of 1988. He was charged with high treason and sentenced to death, later commuted to 20 years. He was released in May 2009 having spent more than 18 years in jail. He fled Burma and is now a refugee in Umpiem Mai camp on the Thai-Burma border.
Zaw Zaw Aung, a member of the HRDP network, was arrested in 2008 and sentenced to life imprisonment for having illegal contact with groups in exile. He is still detained in Yemethin prison.
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THAILAND: UMPIEM MAI REFUGEE CAMP
Aung Than, a former member of the DPNS was arrested in 1991 for his involvement in the mass uprising of 1988. He was charged with high treason and sentenced to death, later commuted to 20 years. He was released in May 2009 having spent more than 18 years in jail. He fled Burma and is now a refugee in Umpiem Mai camp on the Thai-Burma border.<br />
Zaw Zaw Aung, a member of the HRDP network, was arrested in 2008 and sentenced to life imprisonment for having illegal contact with groups in exile. He is still detained in Yemethin prison.