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Maw Gyi is a former member of the Tri-Colour student group. He was arrested in Aung San Suu Kyi's home in 1989 along with 40 members of the NLD including his brother Ko Aung. He was detained without trial for 3 years until 1992 when he was finally brought before a military court and sentenced into 8 years imprisonment with hard labor. He was released just 1 month later under a General Amnesty. He fled Burma and now lives in Japan.
Thein Lwin, an ordinary civilian, was arrested November 2008 for being part of a group of more than 1,000 people who were demonstrating outside the East gate of Shwedagon Pagoda during the 'Saffron Revolution' in 2007. He is currently serving a 3-year sentence in Insein prison.
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JAPAN, EVEN THOUGH I'M FREE I AM NOT
Maw Gyi is a former member of the Tri-Colour student group. He was arrested in Aung San Suu Kyi's home in 1989 along with 40 members of the NLD including his brother Ko Aung. He was detained without trial for 3 years until 1992 when he was finally brought before a military court and sentenced into 8 years imprisonment with hard labor. He was released just 1 month later under a General Amnesty. He fled Burma and now lives in Japan.<br />
Thein Lwin, an ordinary civilian, was arrested November 2008 for being part of a group of more than 1,000 people who were demonstrating outside the East gate of Shwedagon Pagoda during the 'Saffron Revolution' in 2007. He is currently serving a 3-year sentence in Insein prison.