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U Pyinya Zawta, a monk from the age of 11, was first arrested in 1990 and sentenced to 3 years for his role in the mass uprising. He was arrested again in 1998 due to his political activities and was jailed for a further 7 years. In 2005 he moved to Maggin monastery and in 2007 he helped form and lead the All Burma Monks Alliance (ABMA) against the regime during the Saffron Revolution. When Maggin monastery was raided he fled to the Thai-Burma border and resettled to USA in 2008 where he continues his work for the ABMA.
U Sandimar, a colleague and fellow monk was arrested in September 2007 when his monastery was raided during the Saffron Revolution. He is serving an 18 year sentence in Insein prison
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U Pyinya Zawta, a monk from the age of 11, was first arrested in 1990 and sentenced to 3 years for his role in the mass uprising. He was arrested again in 1998 due to his political activities and was jailed for a further 7 years. In 2005 he moved to Maggin monastery and in 2007 he helped form and lead the All Burma Monks Alliance (ABMA) against the regime during the Saffron Revolution. When Maggin monastery was raided he fled to the Thai-Burma border and resettled to USA in 2008 where he continues his work for the ABMA.<br />
U Sandimar, a colleague and fellow monk was arrested in September 2007 when his monastery was raided during the Saffron Revolution. He is serving an 18 year sentence in Insein prison