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Pyapon Ni Lon Oo, poet, journalist and NLD Chairperson of Bahan township is a veteran satirist and democracy advocate. He was first arrested in 1997 and spent almost 2 years in Insein prison. In September 2000 he was arrested again and sentenced to 21 years in prison for distributing NLD information to foreign media and western embassies in Rangoon. He was released from prison in 2005 and continues his work for the NLD in Rangoon.
Su Su Nway, a member of the NLD, is one of the most prominent human rights and labour activists in Burma. In 2005 she won an historic legal victory against the junta's long-standing practice of forced labour. However, the outcome also saw her jailed for 9 months in Insein prison. In August 2007 she played a key role in leading protests against the regime and despite going into hiding was finally arrested and sentenced to 8 years in prison. She was released from Hkamti prison under amnesty in October 2011.
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BURMA, EVEN THOUGH I'M FREE I AM NOT
Pyapon Ni Lon Oo, poet, journalist and NLD Chairperson of Bahan township is a veteran satirist and democracy advocate. He was first arrested in 1997 and spent almost 2 years in Insein prison. In September 2000 he was arrested again and sentenced to 21 years in prison for distributing NLD information to foreign media and western embassies in Rangoon. He was released from prison in 2005 and continues his work for the NLD in Rangoon.<br />
Su Su Nway, a member of the NLD, is one of the most prominent human rights and labour activists in Burma. In 2005 she won an historic legal victory against the junta's long-standing practice of forced labour. However, the outcome also saw her jailed for 9 months in Insein prison. In August 2007 she played a key role in leading protests against the regime and despite going into hiding was finally arrested and sentenced to 8 years in prison. She was released from Hkamti prison under amnesty in October 2011.