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Kyi Win, a former labour activist, was arrested in July 1994 for his involvement in issuing a statement demanding workers rights. He was sentenced to 7 years and spent more than 5 years in Insein and Thayet prisons. In 2007 he participated in the Saffron Revolution protests but was forced to flee the country when the military cracked down and now lives in Umpiem Mai refugee camp on the Thai-Burma border where he is awaiting resettlement to a third country.
Myint Soe, a Township Secretary of the NLD, was arrested in September 2007 for his involvement in peaceful protests during the Saffron Revolution. He is currently detained in Mandalay prison.
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THAILAND: UMPIEM MAI REFUGEE CAMP
Kyi Win, a former labour activist, was arrested in July 1994 for his involvement in issuing a statement demanding workers rights. He was sentenced to 7 years and spent more than 5 years in Insein and Thayet prisons. In 2007 he participated in the Saffron Revolution protests but was forced to flee the country when the military cracked down and now lives in Umpiem Mai refugee camp on the Thai-Burma border where he is awaiting resettlement to a third country.<br />
Myint Soe, a Township Secretary of the NLD, was arrested in September 2007 for his involvement in peaceful protests during the Saffron Revolution. He is currently detained in Mandalay prison.